Saturday 25 June 2022

Armed Forces Day

Banbridge — 18 June 2022

Armed Forces Day NI 2022

10:30 am to 6:00 pm

2022 will be the only event within the devolved Northern Ireland which has the full support of each of the services and RFCA.
A parade of the armed services will commence at approximately 10.30am through the town of Banbridge to the main event hub at Banbridge Rugby Club. The parade will have approximately 500 participants including
representatives from the cadets, services & veterans.
A Drumhead service will be held at 11.00am at Banbridge War Memorial (which will be celebrated by the principal chaplain to NI as well as local clergy). A free event at Banbridge Rugby Club will commence at 12Noon and will include a wide range of activities to include: Parachute Displays, Military stands & displays, archery, assault courses, unarmed combat displays, military bands, children’s area, hot food village, main stage with entertainment provided throughout the day, Tug-of-war competition including the armed services and other local groups, Rugby Sevens competition and many other activities for people of all ages. The event will conclude at 5.30pm with the Beating of the Retreat.