Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

Sheffield — 18 June 2016

Sheffield Armed Forces & Veterans Day

11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Peace Gardens,
S1 2HH

Join The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Denise Fox, Sheffield Armed Forces and Veterans to celebrate with a series of activities.

Watch the Veterans parade and ceremony:

  • Veterans meet and form up – 11.30-11.45am – Norfolk Row (St. Marie’s Catholic Cathedral)
  • Parade disabled contingent meet – 11.45am – St Paul’s Parade (Brown’s Bistro)
  • Parade – 11.50am – Norfolk Row, Fargate, Town Hall Square, Peace Gardens
  • Ceremony – 12 noon (approx) – Peace Gardens

Show your support for our Sheffield Veterans, Cadets and armed military organisations as they parade from Norfolk Row, up Fargate, past the Town Hall to the Peace Gardens. The Lord Mayor will then lead a short ceremony to thank those involved and to mark the occasion. The parade and ceremony will have musical accompaniment from Woodhouse Brass Band.

Dance up a storm in the Peace Gardens:

12.30-1.20 and 2.20-3.10pm
Ashby Big Band featuring The Singing Major – While away the afternoon with music from one of the best Glenn Miller/Swing When You’re Winning tribute bands. They are a fantastic swing orchestra using the classic big band formation of Saxes, Brass and Rhythm Section with accompanied vocals from Major Keith Tomlinson. He is Sheffield’s very own Singing Major and was the former Senior Army Careers Advisor for South Yorkshire. We are in for a treat as he swaps his usual Army uniform for a microphone.

1.30-2.15 and 3.15-4.00pm
The Bobby Pins are a close harmony trio based in Sheffield. Inspired by The Andrew Sisters, Debra, Gina and May love the music from this era and put their own quirky spin on some of the 40’s & 50’s classic nostalgic tunes.

See displays, find out more about cadets and armed forces between 11.00am and 4.00pm
Join us on Fargate to see our armed forces and reserve services as they show off their skills and offer you the opportunity to join in. Why not come along and test your hand to eye co-ordination and your agility. You can also find out more by meeting representatives of local military organisations, cadets, members of the armed forces and reserve forces.

You can also find out about Sheffield’s commitment to the Community Covenant, the city’s pledge of support to our military personnel and veterans.

All times and activities are correct at time of printing but are subject to change.

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