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Armed Forces Day 2011 - Bents Park, South Shields

The 3rd annual Armed Forces Day was held once again at Bent’s Park on South Shields sea front on 26th June 2011.

The weather was a repeat of last year…. hot and sunny from morning till night!

Huge thanks to everyone who attended and supported us on the day, it helped make the day a great success, you helped us raise in excess of £7000!! which will be donated to Support our Soldiers Charity and other smaller forces related charities.

Our special thanks go to Hell’s Angels MC Tyne & Wear and Selgovae MC for their ongoing support and for organising the ride in, also special thanks go to The Armed Forces Veterans for marshalling the ride, ensuring everyone arrived safely.  A big thank you to the North East Coalition of Motor Cycle Clubs for their ongoing support in everything we do. 
Thanks also to:
  • The Military Personnel
  • Cadets Forces
  • Councillor James Sewell, Mayor of South Tyneside and his family for their attendance
  • South Tyneside Council
  • JR Adams Transport (Newcastle)
  • Lord Hire Centres South Shields
  • Burnt Tree Vehicle Hire
The day began with the ‘ride in’ from Hell’s Angels Club House in Sunderland to Bents Park. This was one of the biggest rides to be held in the North East with more than 500 motorbikes taking part.  There was plenty to see and do on the day with custom shows for bikes, trikes and scooters. The North East Streetrod Club were also there to show off their custom cars. 
Yesterday’s Heroes fascinated the crowds with their WW11 re-enactment and displays of military vehicles, memorabilia and weapons.  There was also plenty for the kids with funfair rides, face painting and street entertainers.  They could sit in the huge army truck or have a go on the climbing tower.  Live entertainment all day included The Arrival, Waiting for Friday, Dirty South and Sounds of the 60s as well as the Durham Army Cadet Force Brass Band.

Click here to see more photos from the day of this and click here to see previous events ….can you spot yourself?

Thanks once again to everyone for a fantastic fund raising amount, this will help our Armed Forces and their families.

Armed Forces Day 2012 is on Sunday 24th June at Bents Park, South Shields