Saturday 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day

Pontefract — 6 July 2019

Wakefield Armed Forces Day Event 2019

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wakefield Armed Forces Day will deliver a fantastic day out, and aims to provide a platform to properly recognize the contribution of Serving Personnel; Regulars and Reservists, Veterans and Cadets through their involvement as both participants and spectators. The event will include a flag raising ceremony attended by Veterans, Royal British Legion (with standards), Civic and Military dignitaries. The main event will include a variety of exciting displays with a wide variety of Military and Cadet stalls, Veterans associations, Military Charities and stands from Blue Light Services and local community agencies that provide essential support services to the local Armed Forces and Veteran’s community. There will be a variety of fun activities for children including themed stands such as climbing towers, military vehicles and bouncy castles to appeal to youths and children of all ages. To further attract the public there will be a K9 Display, Model Aircraft Displays, Falconry Display, Re-enactments, a WW2 display and a Spitfire flypast. A number of local Military units will be displaying their Military vehicles and equipment as well as a separate display of WW2 vehicles form the Military Vehicle Trust.