29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day

Aldershot — 22 June 2024

Aldershot Armed Forces Day Prom in the Park

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
GU11 1HB
United Kingdom

Join hundreds of people as they wave their Union flags and sing along in celebration of our troops at Aldershot’s free Armed Forces Day Prom in the Park on Saturday 22 June, from 2-5pm in Princes Gardens.

The afternoon’s festivities start at 2pm, when the bar and tea tent open, alongside free children’s crafty fun, a bouncy castle, face painting and community stalls.

Between 2pm and 3pm, lindy hop dancers will take to the stage, accompanied by a local vintage swing singer.

At 3pm, the main Prom begins in the bandstand, with Rushmoor Concert Band, Farnborough Band of the Royal British Legion and local classical singer Toni Nunn, leading a toe-tapping concert of popular live music.

The prom will end in flag waving style with traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and Land of Hope and Glory. There will also be a special interval musical performance and a thank you speech from Aldershot’s Garrison Commander.

Programmes and flags will be available to buy on the day from our charity partners SSAFA.

To say thank you to our Armed Forces and their families, a free ice cream will be offered to visitors, on production of military ID and dependents ID cards.

This free event is organised and funded by Rushmoor Borough Council.