The first ever Armed Forces Day celebration took place on the 27th June 2009 at various locations around the country and I was lucky enough to be invited to demonstrate my skills at one of the venues. Bill and Judy McAlpine had seen me demonstrating at a near by craft show and asked if I would like to come along to the event they were hosting, on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council, at their estate in Fawley Hill nr Henley.
It was a beautiful day with glorious sunshine but ended with a much appreciated short downpour. Unfortunately I was unable to witness and enjoy what was on offer as I was too busy demonstrating but was told there was plenty to see and join in, for all age groups. I did however here the live bands playing, some of which I used to listen to back in the 60's and 70's. I was also entertained by an amazing aerial acrobat display happening in the sky above - truly breathtaking.