MORE details have been confirmed about Otley’s debut Armed Forces Day.

Town Mayor Councillor Peter Jackson and the organising committee, OAFD, are arranging the event to help the town honour those who serve. It will be held in the town centre on Sunday, July 5 when several roads will be closed to allow the proceedings, including a parade along Kirkgate, to take place.

Cllr Jackson is inviting businesses to lend their support. Writing in Otley Chamber of Trade’s Economic Bulletin, he said: “We are reaching out to local businesses to help make this event a success. Business owners can be involved by adorning their shop fronts with items and bunting depicting the Armed Forces.

“And any business that would like to sponsor this event and secure its future can advertise on our website - we will place their logo on our site with a link to the owner’s website.” For more details send an e-mail to