Saturday 25 June 2016

Armed Forces Day

26 Upcoming events

Accrington – 25 June 2016

Accrington Armed Forces Day

Family day of activities including Stalls, Stage with music featuring local bands, choirs and a special last night of the prom finale with the East Lancashire band. .

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…

Stockport – 25 June 2016

Armed Forces Day Stockport

A joint venture with the Hazel Grove Royal British Legion (RBL) and the Royal Oak.  There is no entry cost – just come along and enjoy the day! Castle Street will be closed off so we can have displays from the following: Army/Navy/Air cadets Military vehicle trust (MVT) 103 Regiment…

St Helier – 25 June 2016

Jersey Armed Forces & Reserves Day Celebrations

The day will include a parade, static displays, marching bands, the uniformed emergency services, catering, beer tent, traders, military vehicles from different eras, demonstrations and will be supported by service charities including ABF – The Soldiers Fund, Holidays for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

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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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