Saturday 25 June 2016

Armed Forces Day

26 Upcoming events

Banbury – 25 June 2016

Banbury Armed Forces Day Military Pageant

The afternoon will be a celebration of all that is good and exciting about the Army Reserves, Banbury & District Sea Cadets, Banbury Army Cadet forces and Air Training Corps Cadets. All forces will showcase their organisation. The Army Reserves will stage a logistics battle scene, the Sea Cadets hope…

Bodelwyddan – 18 June 2016

North Wales Armed Forces Day 2016

A family day for all ages in the beautiful grounds of Bodelwyddan Castle.  An opportunity to enjoy military parades, a Drum Head Service, Military bands, fly-pasts and military displays. On-site parking available (including disabled parking).  Admission is free.

Barnstaple – 25 June 2016

North Devon Veterans Armed Forces Exhibition

This free event, led by North Devon Veterans Association and organised in partnership with a range of other organisations, charts military history through displays of equipment and memorabilia as well as live demonstrations.  Forces veterans are also on hand to bring the displays to life and answer visitors’ questions, and…

Pontefract – 25 June 2016

Wakefield Armed Forces Day

This year Wakefield Council will be celebrating the contribution of our Armed Forces and Veterans with a fun packed day of events and activities at Pontefract Park in the centre of the racecourse. Show your support and do come along to this free family fun day with loads to see…

Keighley – 19 June 2016

Keighley Armed Forces Day 2016

Keighley Armed Forces Association are pleased to be holding our third Armed Forces Day event, the last event was a huge success and this one is already proving to be bigger and better with more vehicles, more displays and much more fun. If you would like to take part as…

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Prince Harry visited 2nd Battallion The Duke Of Lancaster's Regiment today to thank them for their help during the floods this winter.


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On your Mark (1s)... Go!

Soldiers from The Royal Tank Regiment have pulled one of their Challenger tanks 100 metres to honour 100 years after the first Mark 1 tank rolled across the battlefield at the Somme.

Soldiers from the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) hope they have pulled their way into the Guinness World Record books as the first Regiment to successfully pull a Challenger 2 main battle tank. On 15 September 1916, the first Mark 1 tank rolled across the battlefield at 3.7 miles per hour during the Battle of the Somme, the first offensive using a tank. Almost one hundred years later, 60 soldiers from the RTR took up the strain and, matching the speed of that first tank, pulled the Challenger 2 tank 100 metres. The preparation for pulling the 62,500kg Challenger 2 began with a gentle warm up. The RTR soldiers pulled an 8070kg Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicle 100 metres, before the star attraction was rolled into position and the RTR began their record setting attempt. The Tidworth-based Tankies will have to wait six weeks for confirmation that they have made it into the record books.

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Some of the Army's newest recruits have completed their basic training in Exercise Final Fling. ...

Following 14 weeks of basic training Army recruits have taken part in Exercise Final Fling. The exercise is the culmination of training that teaches the recruits basic soldiering skills that will form the basis of their career in the Army. Photographer: Cpl Daniel Wiepen; Crown copyright

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