January 30, 2023

Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch

Armed Forces Day Celebration

An afternoon of fun, food and frolics for all at The Courtyard Inn

By Margaret Sheard

We have received news from the Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch of a very special event which is to take place at The Courtyard Inn, Karakum on Sunday 30th June and following are details of the events you can enjoy to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

This year, Armed Forces Day will take place on Sunday 30th June in RBL1-202x300the extensive gardens of The Courtyard Inn at Karakum. Organised by The Royal British Legion Kyrenia Branch, the event promises to be a great day out for all the family, with all proceeds going to support damaged or injured and retired service personnel, or their dependents, in time of need.

Refreshments will be available from Mo and his staff at The Courtyard, with an outside bar and a variety of English and Indian meals & snacks available throughout the day.

The event commences at 1pm, when a representative from the British High Commission in Cyprus will officially open proceedings, and the afternoon which will be full of fun for everyone will come to a close at approximately 6pm.

There will be various stalls and games to enjoy with entertainment provided throughout the afternoon by Werner’s Steam Machine, entertainer Dave Munroe and the Phoenix Line Dancers; culminating with representations from the four services; Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and Royal-British-LegionThe British Army, each bringing you their own special brand of fun.

You can obtain your 5TL Entrance Tickets from the RBL Stall at the Saturday Lambousa Market.

Armed Forces Day (formerly Veterans’ Day) in the United Kingdom is an annual event celebrated in late June to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. Veterans’ Day was first observed in 2006. Although an official event, it is not a public holiday in the UK. The name was changed to Armed Forces Day in 2009. The four Armed Forces Days so far have been held on the last Saturday of June. This will be the first time that Armed Forces Day has been marked with an event in North Cyprus.

The Royal British Legion – shoulder to shoulder with those who Serve.

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