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The countdown to Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day has begun 


Veterans, current serving members of the military, reservists and cadets joined the Lord Lieutenant, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury last Friday to launch the official countdown to the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day 2017 celebrations.

The event, which will take place at Aylesbury Rugby Club on Saturday 17 June (12 to 7pm) aims to celebrate the local community’s support for all members of the armed forces and their families.

Once again this year the event promises to be a fantastic, fun day out for the whole family with live music and entertainment, a spectacular air show, rides and amusements, craft stalls and much more.

At the launch event on Friday, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher and Lt Col Simon Wilkinson gave a flavour of what to expect and also announced the winner of the children’s poster competition. Primary school children from Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes had been invited to design a poster for use with publicity for the event.

The six shortlisted posters were voted on by those attending the launch and the winner was announced as Suhani Potdar, a Year 6 pupil at Chesham Bois School. Suhani was presented with a certificate, a prize of a family ticket for entry to the event on 17 June and a £25 book token. The runners up all received a family ticket and a £10 book token. 

Tickets for Armed Forces Day 2017 are now available to purchase online at
They are also available at Aylesbury, Wendover, High Wycombe, Amersham and Burnham libraries. Discounts are available for all tickets bought prior to the event.

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher said: “This event is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to say thank you to all the ex-servicemen and women in the county as well as showing our support for those who are serving in the armed forces today.

“It’s a fantastic day out for the whole family and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along and join in the celebrations.”

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