Armed Forces Day to feature in Council’s Northern Ireland centenary activities

ARMED Forces Day will feature in Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s plans next year to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland.

A report to councillors stated that the “prestigious Armed Forces Day Northern Ireland regional event next June will form the basis of flagship events during 2021”.

The council is working with the Army, Royal Navy and RAF to secure displays for the event in Carrickfergus.

The council, which previously hosted the programme in 2015, welcomed vessels from the Royal Navy to Carrickfergus Harbour in July.

A working group of six councillors is now to be set up.

Bannside Sinn Fein councillor Ian Friary said: “It will come as no surprise Sinn Fein will be opposing the Armed Forces Day. The British Army terrorised the nationalist community in Ireland with murder, collusion… the list goes on.”

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