Near Dudley — 26 June 2016
Armed Forces Day 2016
- Himley Hall & Park,
Armed Forces Day in association with Forces Recruitment Services returns for another year at the prestigious Himley Hall & Park. The free event runs from 11am to 5pm and offers fun for all the family, including mobile assault courses for all ages, an archery range and paint ball gallery, an ex-military vehicle display and vintage children’s rides.
There will be performances from youth marching bands, civil war re-enactors, the popular singing trio, ‘D-Day Darlings’ and RAF Cosford Voluntary Band.
This year’s event will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and mark the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets with special performances from local ATC branches.
Highlights of the day include a veterans badge presentation, an opportunity to meet local reserve units and a Spitfire flypast from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team.
Plus there will be a vintage fair and tea tent, provided by Kiki & Honey, World War II history talks and a history exhibition.