Flypasts and music will help you celebrate in style
ARMED Forces Day celebrations in Bucks will be the biggest and best yet, organisers have promised.
And Bucks County Council has arranged a line up of events to mark the occasion in style.
Along with air displays and flypasts, visitors can expect dancing, theatre shows and fantastic music from Bucks bands.
Among those performing on the day are ska band SkaSouls UK, from Princes Risborough, vocal trio Memphis Belles and the Waterloo Band.
SkaSouls UK have a busy day ahead of them, performing Armed Forces Day at 6pm before dashing off to play a gig in High Wycombe later that evening.
Keyboard player Mart Kent said: “It was touch and go whether we could do it but I just thought we couldn’t refuse.
“I’m really pleased the council has invited us to play, it’s such a wonderful th thing to do do.
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SkaSouls UK and the Memphis Belles are just two of the bands that will be playing at Armed Forces Day with the services in the past. We just wanted to give something back really.”
Claire Kirkham, leader of the Memphis Belles, said: “It’s our way of being able to say ‘keep it going you’re doing a brilliant job’.”
Mrs Kirkham, a founding member of the group, said the Memphis Belles’ music lends itself well to the occasion.
She said: “I think for the older generation it brings back good and bad memories. You see people smiling and reminiscing. And it’s nice to see it being brought to life for the younger generation too.” This year’s event takes place on Saturday at Aylesbury Rugby Club, Weston Turville, from 1pm until 7pm.