24 June 2023

Armed Forces Day

Plymouth — 24 June 2023

Plymouth Armed Forces Day

9:30 am to 10:30 pm
Hoe Park
4 Osborne Pl
Plymouth PL1 2PJ

Plymouth Armed Forces Day, in association with Babcock, will be returning on Saturday 24 June 2023, with an exciting day for all the family to enjoy on Plymouth Hoe.

Armed Forces Day is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community from currently serving troops to reservists, veterans, cadets and their families.

There will be activities for all the family to enjoy and get involved in, from exploring military vehicles and equipment, to tackling the Royal Marines challenging activities and the Army’s weapon displays. Explore the dynamic displays in the Royal Navy Village and chat to the RAF recruitment teams to learn more about the wide range of careers on offer, from Aircrew to Chef! Look out for the brilliant displays from the Emergency Services too, who will be on-hand to chat to you and offer advice, as well as explaining how and when they use their emergency equipment.

The Veterans Village will host lots of interesting and interactive displays, plus a wide range of charities and organisations offering information, support and advice, including training and recruitment opportunities for ex-Military Personnel.

Families can enjoy an exciting arena programme, plus bands, parades, live music and the awesome Junior Field Gun tournaments running throughout the day.

The day will finish with a free evening concert, offering an outstanding line-up of brilliant performances to dance and sing-a-long to, with the stunning backdrop of Plymouth Sound.

Prior to the event we will also be hosting the Armed Forces Flag will be raised outside the Plymouth Guildhall on Monday 19 June 2023 at 10am at a formal ceremony, marking the start of Armed Forces Week. The flag will fly in Plymouth all week in celebration of our military personnel, past and present.
Following a hugely exciting Rehabilitation Triathlon, hosted by the Royal Marines, which took place on Thursday 23 June 2022 on Plymouth Hoe, we are delighted to welcome these awesome athletes back in 2023, to compete once again on Plymouth Hoe.