29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day

Hinckley — 29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day 2024 – Hinckley

10:00 am to 2:00 pm
LE10 1BZ
United Kingdom

A special service and parade will be held in Hinckley on Saturday 29 June to enable people to show their support for the Armed Forces.

Organised by the Borough Council in partnership with the Hinckley combined Armed Forces and Veterans Community and Churches Together, the event will include representatives from several regiments, nationalities, sections, and services, including the local cadet forces.

Now in its 16th year, Armed Forces Day offers everyone a chance to thank the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans, and cadets.

At 10.45am a procession will leave from outside Jaspers store on Castle Street and march down Castle Street and into Argents Mead for a service at 11am which will be led by Reverend Ian Hill of St Marys Church. Afterwards the parade will make its way down Castle Street and along Station Road where a formal salute will be taken.

A variety of military vehicles and memorabilia will be on display in Argents Mead for visitors to view, these are kindly supplied by volunteers including those from Charnwood MVT (affiliated to the Military Vehicle Trust) and their members. A walk about street entertainer will also be in the Mead offering balloon modelling.