Children to gather in Catterick Garrison for Armed Forces Day celebration

Almost 1,000 schoolchildren from across North Yorkshire will come together this week in Catterick Garrison to mark Armed Forces Day.

Following on from the success of previous Service Children’s events the North Yorkshire Children’s Champions and Headquarters Catterick Garrison, the gathering is held to allow service children the opportunity to share with their non-military school friends exactly what their parents do.

The gathering will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Ypres Lines off Richmond Road and south of Hipswell Road West from 10. a.m. and will run until 2.30 p.m.

There will be several low-level activities provided by units from the Garrison to demonstrate their capabilities while engaging with the non-military community.

These will include an assault course provided the 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, a dog agility display by the Military Guard Service, music provided by both the Royal Armoured Corps Band and the REME Band and a paint ball range organised by the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.

As well as all the military hardware on display one of the main highlights will be an RAF flypast with aircraft from RAF Linton-on-Ouse.