Whitby Armed Forces Day 2022: Seaside town that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula to host Armed Forces Day this weekend

Whitby will be hosting the Armed Forces Day event this weekend where there will be RAF flypasts.

A number of events have been held across the Yorkshire coast in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey in the week ahead of the main celebration on Saturday, June 25.

Celebrations will begin at 10am and end at 4pm with highlight events including displays from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).

The event is predicted to be a fun-filled family day which enables the various forces association, veterans, cadets and service personnel the opportunity to promote and inform the public of the work they do.

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    Church Street in Whitby. (Pic credit: Tony Johnson)

    The event in Whitby is part of Scarborough’s National Armed Forces Day event where flypasts are expected to take place.

    There will be a climbing wall, hook-a-duck, pick a flag, stalls and other attractions including live music.

    There are easy ways to get involved in Armed Forces Day according to the website. You can:

    - Salute Our Faces - Pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community by sending a photo or video of yourself or your friends and colleagues saluting on the Armed Forces Day Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag SaluteOurForces.

    - Sign up to its newsletter.

    - Join the group on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date.

    - You can also fly your own Armed Forces Day flag, bunting, hand-wavers, or banners.

    - Attend an event.

    - Host your own event.