Hungerford Arcade was very proud to be a part of Commonwealth Day celebrations in Hungerford today. We met with the dignitaries as they gathered in the Town Hall to mark the occasion.
All 52 countries of the Commonwealth celebrate Commonwealth Day.
2017 marks 40 years since Commonwealth Day became a global celebration marked annually on the second Monday in March. The theme this year is “A Peace-building Commonwealth” which will be celebrated with various activities across the world.
It was a pleasure to meet RSM Graeme King of 6 Armoured CS Battalion REME. Hungerford Town struck a close relationship in 2013 with the REME Battalion stationed at Tidworth when they returned from Afghanistan and were invited to celebrate with a Homecoming parade through the town. You will see the RSM again in November when he brings his Battalion of soldiers and armoured vehicles to Hungerford Arcade, joining the vintage military vehicles and the Wessex Ranges for our annual Poppy Appeal on Sunday, 5th November 2017.