30 June 2018
Rotherham Armed Forces Day
- All Saints Square
Rotherham S60 1PW
Armed Forces Day will be marked in Rotherham with a Lancaster Bomber flypast and military parade through the town centre.
As in previous years, the day will begin with a traditional parade from Rotherham Town Hall led by the Mayor of Rotherham. A ceremony will be held to remember those who have given their lives for our country and to give thanks to veterans and active servicemen and women. There will also be faith blessings as part of the ceremony. The official Armed Forces Day flag will also be raised on the day by a local veteran.
Entertainment confirmed for this year includes a Dame Vera Lynn tribute act, music from the Royal Armoured Corp Band and a performance by singing Rotherham PCSO Paul Newman. The day will also feature street entertainment, a range of stalls and performances by award-winning cadets. In the evening, there will be a free Music Extravaganza in the Minster. Programmes will cost £5 with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s Charity.
Led by Rotherham Council, a large number of organisations including the Military Community and Veterans’ Centre (MCVC), voluntary groups and South Yorkshire Police, are working together to make this year’s Armed Forces Day the best yet.
Visitors can use the free weekend car parking spaces which are available in Forge Island car park.