Saturday 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day

23–30 June 2018

Armed Forces Week – Carlisle 2018

10:00 am to 3:00 pm
94A-96 English St
Carlisle CA3 8ND


A formal flag-raising ceremony will take place outside the Old Town Hall on Saturday 23 June at 12noon. A member of the RAF Air Cadets will raise the flag. A ceremony to mark the Centenary of the award of the Victoria Cross to Lt Joseph H Collin VC, and the laying of a commemorative flagstone, will also take place following the flag raising.


An event to commemorate Armed Forces Day, a national celebration of the UK’s Armed Forces – past, present and future – will be held in Carlisle’s City Centre pedestrianised area on Saturday 30 June from 10am.

Stalls and exhibitions will be in place from 10am. The Women’s Section of Royal British Legion will run a cake stall all day and will be providing refreshments in the Old Town Hall between 10am and 12noon.

Monies raised on the day from the stalls and raffles will be shared between the three Military Cadet formations in Carlisle.

The Armed Forces Day programme will also include live music provided by the Border Concert Band and a Cadet Drill competition.

The Mayor will also present a Citation of Appreciation to the Armed Forces at 3.30pm.

The Armed Forces Week flag-lowering ceremony will also be held on Saturday 30 June at 3.30pm. The flag will be lowered by a member of the Army Cadets. The assembled veterans, serving personnel and cadets will then parade passed the Mayor of Carlisle to conclude the event.