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Scarborough to host 2020 national Armed Forces Day

Scarborough has been chosen as the host town for the Armed Forces Day national event in 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced today.

The bid to host the national event, submitted by Scarborough Borough Council’s leadership team, has been described by the MOD as “outstanding”.

The national Armed Forces Day event takes place annually in June and is attended by senior politicians and public figures, as well as thousands of wellwishers.

While Scarborough’s Armed Forces Day normally attracts in the region of 20,000 people, the council says hosting the higher profile national event could bring in as many as 200,000 visitors to the town.