Rockin 2 Remember

Saturday 8th June 2019   ‑   D‑Day 75   ‑   Arborfield Park



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Rockin 2 Remember is an event organised by the Arborfield, Barkham and District Branch of The Royal British Legion. It is a not-for-profit event, to raise funds for The Poppy Appeal, in order to support the Armed Forces Community, both past and present.


2019 sees the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and throughout the year the Royal British Legion will be remembering those who sacrificed and paid the ultimate price for our freedom in the D-Day landings of 1944.

"We cannot afford to fail."
General Eisenhower, the Supreme
Commander in the run-up to D-Day.


Midnight had not long struck when the British and American airborne armada began its mission on 6 June 1944 in the moonlight. They landed at the edges of the invasion area on the Normandy coast to secure the western and eastern flanks of the beachheads and protect them from German attacks.

That day saw approximately 156,000 Allied troops break through into the French interior and begin a headlong advance in the war effort, paving the way for over 326,000 troops to land securely. The assault on the beaches of Normandy was the most significant victory of the Western Allies during the Second World War. Failure would have seen Hitler given the opportunity to initiate an eleventh-hour attempt to save Germany and launch his new V-weapons against British cities. Success would mean the beginning of the end of the Third Reich.

As part of our D Day 75 commemorations, Rockin 2 Remember will be held on Saturday, 8th June, at Arborfield Park, in aid of The Poppy Appeal, helping to raise funds to support our Armed Forces Community, including Families and Veterans. Lockey Farm have kindly offered Free Parking in their overflow car park for visitors to "Rockin' 2 Remember" and ask only that you consider making a voluntary donation to the Poppy Appeal, on either your arrival or departure, and Extra Buses have kindly been laid on by Readingbuses.

For more details of the event, please see below:

Event Map

The gates will open at 10:30 am, and the format of the day is as follows:

FunFair
  • A Family Fun Fete, incorporating:

    • Trade Stalls
    • Craft Stalls
    • Charity Stalls
    • Food and Drink Stalls
    • Fun Dog Show
    • Childrens Family Funfair
    • Childrens Entertainer (Fred in the Shed)
    Fred In The Shed
  • From 11:00am in the Balfour Beatty Logo:
  • Fun Dog Show
    Displays 1


  • From 11:30 on the Main Stage:

  • D Day 75

    A live music event, showcasing music from the 1940's through to the current day. The full line-up* is available on the Bands page, or by clicking on the image below (opens in a new window):
    Bands 2
    * The final running order and timings will be published in the programme, which will be available on the day. All acts and timings may nonetheless be subject to change.

    N.B. For safety and security reasons and in order to comply with our licence to use the park, No Alcohol, Glass, Bottles or Cans will be permitted to be brought onto the site.
    The Challenge 25 policy will be in force together with a Zero Tolerance policy on Drugs. No Gazebos, tents or camping will be permitted. You are liable to search on entry and any prohibited items are liable to seizure.


    For more details, or to find out how to become part of this event, please visit our Facebook Page, or email: D‑Day75@rbl.mmc55.com



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