Wiltshire Council is making full steam ahead on plans for the Armed Forces Celebration weekend in June.

A Wiltshire Council spokesperson told Valley News: “Plans for the Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury over three days on the weekend of June 28 to 30 are well under way.”

“The events include military displays, air show, and a wide range of entertainment and live music. It is an opportunity to recognise, and thank, our Armed Forces, particularly for  their role in safeguarding Salisbury and Amesbury after the incidents last year. It also welcomes the Armed Forces personnel and their families relocating to the Plain from Germany.”

The nationally acclaimed event will be widely promoted and the council encourages people to follow #AFD2019 on social media to keep up-to-date with all the news and plans. In the build-up to the main event, a range of activities and promotions are planned with the local communities to mark the main milestone dates. These would be unveiled soon, the council promised.

“We are aware that across South Wiltshire, visitor accommodation is being booked for the weekend. We are working with Visit Wiltshire to promote what’s available and looking forward to welcoming visitors and tourists to the city,” the spokesperson said.

A figure of 250,000 visitors has been widely forecast during the celebration which also coincides with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, planned in Wilton House Cube Room.

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