South Shields — 19 June 2016
Armed Forces Day
- Bents (Exhibition) Park,
Armed Forces Day will commence at 9.30am on 19 June with a cavalcade of approximately 500 motorbikes along the sea front and into the park. This will be followed by the Troops and Veterans marching with drums and a pipe band into the park where the Lord Lieutenant will take the salute. The public will then access the park at 10.15am followed by a short prayer, 2 minutes silence and the “Last Post”. The Lord Lieutenant will then open the event.
There will be live music and family entertainment throughout the day including exhibitions of 100s of motorbikes & scooters, hot-rods, classic cars, climbing tower, paintball shooting range, military displays and vehicles, charity stands, trade stands, food vans and a refreshment tent.
The event will close at 5pm.