Havering marks Armed Forces Day with spectacular parade

Published: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Hundreds of Havering residents turned out to show their support as the borough marked the ninth national Armed Forces Day on Saturday (24 June).

Shoppers and residents packed Romford Market Place and South Street to watch the parade, led by the Royal British Legion Band and Corps of Drums Romford.

The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende, who made a speech to mark the occasion, said:

“This event allowed local people to show their support and appreciation to the armed forces – from currently serving troops, to service families, and from veterans to cadets.

“It was extremely humbling to see the huge numbers of people lining the route and waving Union Flags. It made me very proud to be Mayor of Havering.”