THE Princess Royal is coming to Bulford next week to attend a special parade and centenary celebration.

The Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Corps of Signals, will be attending the Bulford Kiwi Centenary and 249 Gurkha Signal Squadron Reformation Parade at Picton Barracks on Wednesday, May 29.

Princess Anne's second visit to the area will be during the National Armed Forces Day celebrations being held in Salisbury. She will be in the city on June 29.

The three-day event runs from from June 28 to 30.

On Friday, June 28 the focus of the event will be saying thank you to serving military personnel with a free barbecue for them and their families followed by live entertainment that is open to everyone.

On Saturday morning the military will parade through the streets of the city centre and there will be a variety of events taking place at Hudson's Field including an air show, military demonstrations, live entertainment and fireworks.

And the Sunday focuses on veterans and young people – those who have served and those who may serve – with a commemoration and drumhead service, supported by the Royal British Legion, with the Bishop of Salisbury and padres leading the service.