Saturday 29th June marks the 11th annual Armed Forces Day. 

Dagenham and Rainham has a long and proud service history, and this year the day will be marked in Barking and Dagenham by the Barking Royal British Legion and a fundraiser for the charity Help for Heroes, and in Havering with the annual Armed Forces Day parade. 

The first set of 24 new carriages was delivered to C2C last weekend, and they will enter passenger service within the next few weeks. This will be the start of a four-phase plan to increase capacity, culminating in a new timetable in January that will address the top issues for passengers in each area: 

The local Council is proud to show its support for Armed Forces Day 2013, and will be doing so in a number of ways this year, including a community event at Valence House Museum on the day itself.

Remembrance Sunday (11.11.2012) in Dagenham Village

Remembrance Sunday this year in Dagenham Village saw a fantastic turnout, with the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Anthony Ramsey in attendance alongside local MP Jon Cruddas. The local ward Councillors were also present amongst a host of veterans, members of the Royal British Legion, the Dagenham Girl Pipers and many local residents.