Greenhithe and Swanscombe Royal British Legion celebrate Armed Forces Day

News Shopper: 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. 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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2:58pm Mon 1 Jul 13

Irwin says...

That Peppa the Pig gets everywhere.

Do not forget to look up George Taylor 13,from Gravesend on Just Giving.
He is dong a 50km walk for the British Leigon next month.
Well worth sponsoring.
That Peppa the Pig gets everywhere. Do not forget to look up George Taylor 13,from Gravesend on Just Giving. He is dong a 50km walk for the British Leigon next month. Well worth sponsoring. Irwin

12:54am Tue 2 Jul 13

Marc Cassidy says...

What strikes me about this article is candyfloss and ice cream and 22 new members and £4,000 squids... none of which has anything to do with the war on terror or why anyone as adorable as Lee Baggett of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, from Greenhithe, who has just come back from Afghanistan should have to risk his life for this government or the previous when all we care about in the UK is bringing our troops home safe and sound, not in body bags...
What strikes me about this article is candyfloss and ice cream and 22 new members and £4,000 squids... none of which has anything to do with the war on terror or why anyone as adorable as Lee Baggett of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, from Greenhithe, who has just come back from Afghanistan should have to risk his life for this government or the previous when all we care about in the UK is bringing our troops home safe and sound, not in body bags... Marc Cassidy

9:50am Wed 3 Jul 13

Indigenous Pensioner says...

BRitish troops are the finest i n the world.THnk you.
BRitish troops are the finest i n the world.THnk you. Indigenous Pensioner

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