Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

134 Upcoming events

Derby – 24 June 2017

A Celebration and an Armed Forces Knees up

We will be having an old fashioned street party with entertainment. We are also working closely with the Royal British Legion and the Army Cadets, who are providing an event for us to watch. There will also be Army vehicles at the event.

– 24 June 2017


579 Fd Sqn (EOD) are to run an AFD event to be held at Phoenix House (Sqn HQ, Royal Tunbridge Wells (RTW)) on Saturday 24 June 2017 to coincide with the wider AFD events regionally and nationally. The local communities of Southborough and RTW will be invited in order to…

Leeds – 24 June 2017

Leeds Armed Forces Day 2017

Leeds Armed Forces Day will return in 2017 and you can expect it to be bigger and better than ever before! This FREE event is open to all members of the general public as we say thank you and celebrate the contribution made by the Armed Forces (both Regular and…

Marham – 1–2 July 2017

Armed Forces Veterans Ball

For Armed forces Day we are hoping to hold The Armed Forces Veterans Ball at RAF Marham, funding pending. The Ball will include a sit down meal and live music and will be for veterans, current serving personnel and their partners. This event will also coincide with the relaunch of…

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Tomorrow we remember the 'Wizard of Tank Warfare', General Sir Percy Hobart on the 60th anniversary of his death. During the Second World War Hobart or ‘Hobo’ as his troops affectionately named him designed ‘Hobart’s Funnies’ a collection of peculiar looking Armoured Vehicles which helped give Allied forces the edge on D-Day. In 1944 the Nazis had heavily reinforced Europe’s coastline and a variety of new tanks and armoured vehicles were needed to negotiate obstacles and clear defences, including pillboxes, mine fields, rivers and ditches. The British Army today still has the same problems to contend with and has weird and wonderful armoured vehicles of its own to do the job: ...

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