Saturday 25 June 2022

Armed Forces Day

Taunton — 2 July–2 June 2022

Somerset Armed forces day

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Somerset AFD 22 will be the biggest event of its type every held in Somerset, open to all and free to attend, it will include main arena displays such as Richard Browning (the rocket man) Hornets Free Fall parachute display team, marching bands ( RM & Rifles) along with Taunton Town Band, Devon & Somerset Fire Service corps of Drums, re-enactment groups, 40 commando RM helicopter repel, 25 static military vehicle displays, field hospital, 40 Commando RM, Rifles, Army Air Corps, Intelligence Corps, 23 Charity stalls, over 200 local business stalls. with expected visitor numbers to be 25000+ with many veterans, dis-advantaged groups being bused in from across Somerset. Deborah Meaden is our AFD22 Champion and we shall be hosting VIPs within an exclusive guest suite at the show. In conjunction with main arena displays, several performances will take place in the bandstand, including, Military Wives Choir, Taunton Males voice choir , Sally Blitz time , Local singers, and many more. The day will start at 0930 with 40 Commando RM exercising their freedom of Taunton by marching through Taunton with a RM Band, colours flying, bayonets fixed, the march will end up in Vivary Park. The day will end with a massed bands beating of retreat and short drum head service.