Monday, 25 June 2007

Greenwich Celebrates Veterans' Day This Wednesday

Veterans' day celebrations hosted by the Ministry of Defence and Not Forgotten Association will be a highlight of the Greenwich Alive celebrations. Starting at 4pm there will be interactive and participatory displays including a Battle of Britain simulator, paintball range, climbing wall and inflatable assault course together with fitness and skill demonstrations by all three Services including the Royal Marines Commando Display Team. The three Services will race against the clock in a grand finale before the 'Not Forgotten Association' Celebrity concert starts.

Two hundred members of the veterans' community will arrive at the Old Royal Naval College by boat and attend a concert in the Painted Hall starting at 8:15pm. Attendance is by invitation only but the concert will be shown 'live' on two huge screens in the College grounds. The concert will feature international entertainers including Engelbert Humperdinck, the Drifters and Rolf Harris. Actors including Robert Hardy, Michael Dotrice and Edward Woodward will give readings.

Veterans' Day Celebrations
Old Royal Naval College
Wednesday 27 June
4pm - 9:30pm
Tel: 020 8269 4747

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