Sunday, June 02, 2019


A Spitfire and a Hurricane in the skies over Brigg

Many people from the Brigg area will be interested in attending North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day 2019 which will include a flypast by an iconic Spitfire (weather permitting).
These iconic fighter aircraft flew from RAF bases in Hibaldstow and Kirton Lindsey during the Second World War.
Thankfully, some examples have been preserved in flying condition and always create great interest whenever one reaches for the skies over North Lincolnshire.


North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day returns this year to Scunthorpe’s Brumby Hall Sports Ground on Saturday 22 June 2019.
This year the iconic Spitfire will make a flypast during the event, which will take place between 11am and 5pm.
The free event will also feature entertainment from The Nottinghamshire Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers, plus children’s entertainment from Nutty Norman and live music.
Armed Forces Day is the chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from those currently in service, to veterans, cadets and their families.
There will be lots happening throughout the day for all the family to enjoy, including:

  • A military parade
  • Cadet Village and cadet games
  • Static displays and living history exhibitions
  • Military organisations
  • Paintballing
  • Climbing wall
  • Live music from The George Formby Experience, Barton Community Band and Sarah Eastwood
A range of food and drink stalls will be there on the day, including ice cream, doughnuts, coffee, burgers and even a double-decker bus bar!
Cllr Elaine Marper sits on the North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day committee, which organises the event.
She said: “Armed Forces Day is once again set to be a fantastic family day out. The event recognises the important contribution our armed forces have made and continue to make to our country, and is our chance to show our support for the armed forces community and their families.”
Free parking for Armed Forces Day is available behind the UCNL building on Ashby Road (formerly Civic Centre), with disabled parking available at the Sports Ground itself.
Former and current members of the Armed Forces are invited to march in the parade at North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day on Saturday 22 June.
The short parade will take place from Brumby Hall Sports Ground from 11am to start the event. Refreshments will be provided after the parade for those taking part.
If you would like to be part of the parade, or would like more information, please contact our Events team on
Find ‘Armed Forces Day North Lincolnshire’ on Facebook to keep up with the latest in the run up to the event on 22 June.

NF ADDS: Brumby Hall sportground is off Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, near The Pods leisure centre and the Civic Centre. Hourly Hornsbys No 4 buses from Brigg and Broughton run along Ashby Road on Saturdays. Request the Civic Centre stop.

PICTURED: An iconic Spitfire with a Hurricane over Brigg - viewed from Springs Parade; below, The George Formby Experience performing during a nostalgic event on Hibaldstow airfield in September 2018. He's very good and sings songs made famous in the 1930s and 1940s by this legendary northern entertainer.


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