Saturday 30 June 2018

Armed Forces Day

Portsmouth — 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day Community Event – Portsmouth

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Clarence Esplanade
Southsea PO5 3ST

Armed Forces Day is a chance for the City of Portsmouth to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces Community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

The event will start with a flag raising ceremony performed by members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marine Cadets and Veterans associations. The event will include a veterans parade led by the Rose and Thistle Pipe Band, followed by a speech by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Ken Ellcome.

The rest of the day will include a programme of arena displays showcasing our Armed Forces and Cadets organisations this will include a rifle display by the Royal Marine Cadets, a gun display by the Fort Cumberland Guard and a performance by the Rose and Thistle Pipe Band.

There will also be interactive displays, stands and activities for all the family. Stands will include: the Wrens Association; Navy Personnel Welfare; Poppy Appeal; Royal Navy Reserve; SSAFA; Type 42 Association; HMS King Alfred and the Royal Marines Charity.

In addition there will be a D-Day Museum pop up museum as well as a display from the Military Education Trust. There will also be food concessions and children’s rides and face painting.

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