Catterick Garrison — 22–20 June 2019
Armed Forces Day for Children
900 school children (aged 4-16) from 21 schools across North Yorkshire gather together on Ypres Lines in Catterick Garrison for a day of military based fun! The Army & RAF based in North Yorkshire provide stands / vehicles / uniforms, entertainment and range stew for all attendees! The aim of the day is to allow Service Pupils to feel proud of their serving parents and the family connection with the military and also to introduce their civilian friends to the military way of life – which can be a little bit unusual sometimes! This is our 4th AFD for Children Event, it is always a huge success and is my favourite day of the year! It is not open to the wider public, the event is very specifically for school children. It does not happen within your specified timescale – we have to hold the event on the Thursday before to ensure that the regiments are able to support us.