Saturday 27 June 2020

Armed Forces Day

Douglas — 30 June 2019

Armed Forces Day Isle of Man

10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Armed Forces Day
The Island’s Armed Forces Day is a fun day out for all the family. We welcome visiting troops from UK who get a trip around the Island and enjoy the Island’s famous hospitality wherever they go.
There is plenty for families to see and do in the Villa Marina Gardens. We will be marking the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings and post WW2 conflicts in which many attending will have participated. We have succeeded down the years of our Armed Forces Days to blend the honouring of our Services contributions with celebration and fun.
10. 30 Funfair and family activities in Villa Marina Gardens all day
Stalls – displays – rides – bouncy castle
3.00p.m. Parade Marches off from Regent Street Douglas
Parade consists of; Regular, Reserve, Veterans of all Services, Emergency Services, Youth Groups, Schools, military equipment and vintage cars
Music by the Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band
Island population lines the route and supports
Salute is taken by His Excellency the Lt.Governor and the Mayor of Douglas
3.30 p.m. All assemble in the Royal Hall of the Villa Marina
3.45 p.m. Divine Service led by the Archdeacon of Man
Music from the Island’s Concert Brass
4.15 p.m. Multi-media presentation honouring the work and sacrifice of our Armed Services, led by Ballakermeen HS
4.45 p.m.Tea
6.00p.m.Concert by the Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band
Evening of dancing, entertainment from local stars and the D Day Darlings
10.p.m. Close
All the events are free of charge
Applications for tickets will be published in the local press and tickets sent out
Applications include requests for disabled parking
Tickets are also available from: Villa Marina Box Office, Welcome Centre and local Commissioners’ Offices