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Greenhithe and Swanscombe Royal British Legion celebrate Armed Forces Day
Lee Baggett of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, from Greenhithe, has just come back from Afghanistan, with left to right: Ryan Petken, 6, Harrison Petken, 5, and Harvey Luxford, 8.
GREENHITHE and Swanscombe Royal British Legion celebrated Armed Forces Day with a proper blow out on Saturday (June 29).
The branch in London Road, Greenhithe, welcomed members and their friends and family to a day of celebration including live music, street dancing and children’s entertainment.
There were lashings of candyfloss and ice cream while the Lads of the Village band and Taboo street dance group took to the stage to wow some of the 1,000 revellers.
Armoured vehicles and a fire engine were on show and there was a football skills challenge, a bouncy castle and a karate demonstration.
MPs for Dartford and Gravesham Gareth Johnson and Adam Holloway, Dartford Council leader Councillor Jeremy Kite and Peppa Pig all put in an appearance.
Greenhithe and Swanscombe RBL committee member Graham Mentor-Morris said: “It went incredibly well and we raised £4,000 in one day which is pretty amazing.
“We had 22 new membership applications and lots of people came up to us just pleased to get involved and support the forces.”
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