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Party time for our heroes

Photo: David Hurst
A night of entertainment held at Blackpool King Street's Royal British Legion Club as part of British Forces Week.
Left.Committee Members Shirley Bell and Ruby Lewis with landlord David Winterbottom

Photo: David Hurst A night of entertainment held at Blackpool King Street's Royal British Legion Club as part of British Forces Week. Left.Committee Members Shirley Bell and Ruby Lewis with landlord David Winterbottom

A club dedicated to Blackpool’s war veterans created its own party atmosphere as the town’s Armed Forces celebrations got into full swing.

The Royal British Legion Club, on King Street, hosted a night of fun and entertainment for an audience of serving soldiers past and present.

Keyboard player Terry Webster led the packed night of music as Blackpool continues to pay tribute to the country’s servicemen and women.

Meanwhile, workers at BAE Systems turned out in force to show their support for the military.

More than 100 people from its Military Air and Information (MAI) business at Warton signed up to attend breakfast sessions with members of the Armed Forces to learn more about their roles.

Members of the Armed Forces reserves who work for the company also took part in Wear Your Uniform to Work Day yesterday.

Later on in the week, more than 60 people will talk part in an Honour Walk, a 17.5mile trek from BAE’s Warton site to the businesses Samlesbury offices.

In addition to the activities at the Lancashire sites, BAE Systems donates more than £3m annually in support of Armed Forces charities, events and heritage activities across the UK and is a sponsor of the showcase 2014 Armed Forces Day event on Saturday, June 28, in Stirling, Scotland.

 

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