Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

4 Upcoming events

Swanage – 24–25 June 2017

Swanage Armed Forces Weekend

Two days of celebration of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces including a locomotive naming ceremony at Swanage Railway Station (Sat 1100 TBC), military music and military themed stalls and events. Further information to follow.

Penistone – 24 June 2017

Penistone and Surrounding Communities Armed Forces Day Military Show

Military Style Show including: Marching Bands Royal Navy Field Gun competition Junior Assault Course Representation from all three Services Private collectors of military vehicles Army surplus and collectibles Army field kitchen Trade stalls and much much more…

Cleethorpes – 30–2 June 2017

North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day 2017

Following the complete success of the 8th Armed Forces Day National Event 2016 (AFDNE16) in North East Lincolnshire at Cleethorpes, we intend to secure its legacy and continued support for our Armed Forces across the region. Updates will be provided over the coming months; it is intended to deliver a…

Balmoral Estate – 24 June 2017

Balmoral Challenge for Armed Forces Day

Have a royal adventure on Armed Forces Day by taking on the Balmoral Challenge – an unmissable, new event for your team of four to take on one of three physically and mentally challenging routes on the stunning Balmoral Estate on 24 June 2017.   The event raises money for…

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HRH Prince William watched a military parade with soldiers from 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade in Dusseldorf yesterday to mark 70 years since the state of North Rhine-Westphalia was formed.

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Nils Olav the penguin inspects the Guard of Honour formed by His Majesty the King of Norway’s Guard.

His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard paid a very special visit to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo to bestow a unique honour upon our resident king penguin Sir Nils Olav. Already a knight, the most famous king penguin in the world was given the new title of “Brigadier Sir Nils Olav”.

The prestigious title was awarded during a special ceremony which was attended by over 100 uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway’s Guard, who are taking part in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this year. Sir Nils paraded his way up Penguin Walk, whilst inspecting the soldiers of the Guard.

Photo Crown Copyright 2016/Mark Owens

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21 year old Lance Bombardier Megan Beveridge is the first female to be the Lone Piper at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.


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