Armed Forces Day 2022

Scarborough's ready for Armed Forces Day 2022 after two-year delay

For those who can't be there in person, Forces News will broadcasting live on its YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Scarborough will finally get the chance to host the Armed Forces Day national event tomorrow.

Delayed two years due to the COVID pandemic, this year's event is the chance for the nation to celebrate, with celebrations going on up and down the UK and around the Armed Forces world.

Forces News reporter Tim Cooper has been in Scarborough to explore its military connections and to see what Armed Forces Day means to the people who live there. 

At the start of the week, Scarborough saw the delivery of the Armed Forces Day flag by the Royal Navy – who brought the flag into the town's South Bay on board minehunter HMS Brocklesby.

From there Royal Navy clearance divers swam ashore to deliver the flag to local Sea Cadets on the beach.

The flag was then relayed up several steep inclines in St Nicholas Gardens, before being handed over to veterans and council officials, who finally hoisted the flag high above Scarborough's town hall.

At the same time, the Army raised the Armed Forces Flag in Whitby and the Royal Air Force in Filey.

A Merlin Mk 2 helicopter from RNAS Culdrose landed on Plymouth Hoe ahead of the weekend celebrations.

More military craft, vehicles and equipment will be on display on Saturday as well as a parade on Plymouth Hoe to mark the occasion.

Scarborough has supported the Armed Forces community for generations.

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of the town on Saturday for this year's salute to the Armed Forces.

But for those who cannot be there in person, Forces News will be broadcasting live.

Watch coverage of the event on Forces News YouTube channel and Forces News on Facebook.