Saturday 27 June 2020

Armed Forces Day

Scarborough — 29 June 2019

Scarborough’s 11th Armed Forces Day

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us for the 11th Scarborough Armed Forces Day where we will be showing our appreciation and thanks to the British Armed Forces – past, present and future. This year we are honoured to be hosting and celebrating the Centenary year of the Scarborough Sea Cadets Centenary.

10.00**Welcome by the Town Crier
10.05Scandinavian Marching Bands Parade step off from Foreshore to play at Luna Park
11.30**RAF BBMF Spitfire Display from RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
12.00 -13.00


Civic opening led by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band

Presentations to Scarborough Sea Cadets and Veterans Badges with citations

Scarborough Sea Cadets Centenary Parade and Salute

13.15RAF Tucano Display by 72 Squadron, RAF Linton on Ouse
14.00Calidus Autogyro Display by Pilot Peter Davies, former winner of “Around the World Air Race”
14.30**Scarborough Sea Cadets Centenary Double Gun Run Challenge

against Northampton Sea Cadets

15.00RNLI Display Manoeuvres in South bay
16.00RAF Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 Display with Flight Lieutenant Jim Peterson of 29 Squadron, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
16.20Standards, Veterans & Cadets Parade led by QOY WMIK and the Yorkshire Volunteers Band
16.30**Review of Parade at the Formal Area

Presentation of AFD Flag to Veteran with citation

Service of Thanksgiving led by Revd Richard Walker and Revd Pam Jennings

17.00**“Three Cheers” for the Armed Forces

** = Mortar gun firing from West Pier

Sandside will create a nostalgic walk down memory lane dedicated to WW2/1940’s:


  • A vintage market brought to you by AdVINTAGEous (Fairs & Events)
  • To create a nostalgic atmosphere there will be musical entertainment by the Scarborough Fair Collection cinema organ and Yorkshire Volunteers Band
  • A range of vintage military vehicles on display
  • Performance area for the local cadet forces to exhibit various activities


West Pier exhibiters include:


  • How to be involved next year when Scarborough host the National Armed Forces Day in 2020
  • Barnsley Airborne Comrade Association – ex Paras equipment, firing range, parachute and uniforms and watch the mortar gun firing**
  • Eden Camp – featuring a tribute to the crew of HMT Almond used by the Royal Naval Patrol Service during World War Two.  The Almond had a local connection with Scarborough in that three of her crew came from the town.


Foreshore will house military recruitment and welfare associations’ exhibiters and St Nicholas Gardens will act as the Formal area where activities include:


  • A formal opening and welcoming address by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough
  • Double Gun Run Challenge – Scarborough Sea Cadets against Northampton Sea Cadets
  • Standards, Veterans and Cadets Parade led by the Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers
  • Presentation (with citation) of AFD flag to a Veteran
  • Service of Thanksgiving led by Revd. Richard Walker, Vicar of Scarborough
  • Exhortation, Last Post, One Minute Silence, Reveille, Kohima Epitaph