Flying the flag for the forces

Stuart Harris and Hannah Wing from Revolution who are holding a number of events and offers for veterans and members of the armed forces for Armed Forces Week.

Stuart Harris and Hannah Wing from Revolution who are holding a number of events and offers for veterans and members of the armed forces for Armed Forces Week.

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A popular Blackpool bar was transformed to represent a special era in Armed Forces’ history and celebrate the work done by Fylde coast veterans.

Revolution, on Market Street, was decked out in red, white and blue bunting, balloons and flags as they got into the swing of their 1940s themed event for Armed Forces Week.

Hundreds of veterans and serving members of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force joined the party, which included entertainment from 1940s tribute act Lilli De Carlo.

Jo Hanley, assistant manager of Revolution, said: “This is something I personally wanted to do.

“I used to work at the Norbreck Castle Hotel and was involved in their parties during Armed Forces Week, and my brother is in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, so I wanted to do something to show my support.

“Everything inside the bar is red, white and blue because we wanted to have a bit of fun with and we hope they enjoyed it.”

Events to celebrate the work and sacrifices of the Armed Forces are taking place on the Fylde coast until Sunday, and are supported by a number of charities.

Eddie Howe, unit manager of Supporting Our Brave, on Bank Hey Street, praised Revolution for hosting the evening.

He said: “We were all looking forward to this and it brought back memories of the good old days.

“It’s very good of them to do this and excellent they are taking part.”

Tomorrow’s events include an Armed Forces Career Information Day at Blackpool Town Hall from 10am to 
2pm.