Residents urged to show their support at Merton’s Armed Forces Day Parade


The day will begin with a dedication service.


By SWLondoner staff

Merton residents are being urged to line the streets for this year’s Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday June 29.

The day will begin at 9.45am with a dedication service at the war memorial outside the Civic Centre, led by the Revd Cannon Graham Derriman, Chaplain to the Royal British Legion.

Merton mayor Krystal Miller and the Queen’s Deputy Lieutenant for Merton, The Right Honourable Sir John Wheeler will lead the raising of the Union Flag, and will be joined by Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh, Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond and Council Leader Stephen Alambritis.

Councillor Miller said: “I hope as many residents as possible will join Merton in recognising the brave people who risk their lives for us at home and abroad.”

Members of the Royal British Legion, Army Cadets from Wimbledon College, Air Training Corps, the Scouts, Police Cadets, Territorial Army, the City of London Fusiliers and other organisations will join in to offer respect to those who serve in the armed forces in the UK and overseas.

Merton’s cabinet member for children’s services and Veterans’ Champion, Councillor Maxi Martin, said: “I am calling all residents in Merton as well as local businesses in Morden to come out as the parade passes by as we recognise and honour the brave people who risk their lives to keep us safe.

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