FGH Flying The Flag At Armed Forces Day

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Armed Forces Day has been called an amazing success by all those who attended in Llandudno on Saturday 30th June.

It has been estimated some 100,000 people attended from around the nation on one of the warmest weekends in June to honour the soldiers and enjoy the displays, flights and parades from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast guard. Over 1,000 personnel took part in the parade along the promenade.

Armed Forces Day was the largest scale event ever hosted in the Victorian seaside town as people flocked to the seaside to celebrate the RAF’s 100 year anniversary this year. The parade was given the royal approval being watched by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal who was joined by Prime Minister Theresa May and Carwyn Jones First Minister of Wales.


FGH Security worked closely with Conwy County Borough Council and deployed over 150 of our trademark friendly and helpful security professionals on the ground over the course of the weekend to ensure the safety of the 100,000 visitors, forces and dignitaries. The team was stationed overnight on Friday in the run up to the event and then along the parade route throughout Saturday.

Amy Stanley, Operations Manager who oversaw the deployment said, “It was fantastic, the whole day had a really good feel to it. It was also great to watch the interactions between the dignitaries Princess Anne and Theresa May, the public and the FGH Team. Almost 100,000 people arrived but the team did an amazing job on the ground upholding our values in the warm weather. Every member was outstanding and I’m already looking forward to our next event!”

With the parade marked another success the FGH team now move back into the Festival Season on target to keep over 5 million people safe this year. Up next on the 7th July is Feis Festival in Liverpool.

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