Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day


134 Upcoming events

Darlington – 19 June 2017

Raise the Flag for Armed Forces Day

Short parade from Town Hall to Market Square by Civic Guests, Military and Associations. Flag ceremony and Inspection of Parade. Hopefully there will be a Fly past to start the event. Schools are invited and request for displays from Military. Opportunity for public and those taking part to mingle over…

Porthleven – 17 June 2017

Southerly Armed Forces Day

Our 3rd Armed Forces Day, the theme this year will be Wild West. Join us to thank and appreciate our troops, veterans and families. Meet supporting charities, communities, friends and family. Further details to follow…

– 17 June 2017

Armed Forces Family Fun Day

Our annual Armed Forces Fun day will host a variety of activities from 12 noon to 1pm in the events area of the park. A flag raising ceremony will take place at 1pm at the visitor centre; thereafter, a parade of Armed Forces personnel will march to the event, led…

Scunthorpe – 18 June 2017

North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day

This is an Armed Forces Day event with participation from Armed Forces Units (both Regular and Reserve), Veterans and Cadet Units. There will be static displays and stalls, arena events much more. An RAF flypast will take place, and Royal Chelsea Pensioners will also be there.  Local groups representing the…

Plymouth – 24–25 June 2017

Plymouth’s Armed Forces Weekend

A spectacular and exciting weekend of entertainment, with air displays, parade, demonstrations, evening concert and activities for the whole family. Over the two days the Royal Navy, Army, RAF, Royal Marines and Veterans’ organisations, charities and the Emergency Services will showcase their services in a variety of ‘Villages’ set out…

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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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