Saturday 30 June 2018

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There are hundreds of events taking place to celebrate Armed Forces Day across the country. Search the map below to find your nearest event. The map and the site are updated regularly to provide details of Armed Forces Day events.

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Notts1 July 2018

1) ‘Thanks and Fun’ – a tribute to all the Armed Forces Past and Present

There will be representation from all the armed forces and groups including: Help for Heroes, HMS Sherwood, The Royal British Legion. 384 Cadets,Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Reserve, Mercian TA regiment, Mansfield Sea Cadets,Police Cadets The day starts off with a parade led by Mansfield District Corps of Drums, with…

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Crowborough30–30 June 2018

2) 2018 Crowborough Armed Forces Day Celebration

A day to celebrate the UK armed forces. This will be a multi-faceted event located in the centre of the town, run under the auspices of the local RBL branch with the co-operation of the local council, for individuals and families in the local community. The aim, through a variety…

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Loughborough30 June–30 January 2018

4) A Celebration of our Armed Forces in Loughborough

There will be a series of events throughout the day to Celebrate our Armed Forces in Loughborough including; *Our Veterans Breakfast Club who will be inviting members of the general public to enjoy tea and cake whilst, providing the opportunity to hear about the experiences of both serving and former…

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Aberdeen30 June 2018

6) Aberdeen’s Armed Forces Day Parade

Watch the impressive parade of serving military men and women, veteran associations, cadet and youth organisations accompanied by local pipe bands march down Union Street. The parade leaves Albyn Place at 11:00 am marching the full length of Union Street before finishing at the Castlegate. The parade is a celebration…

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Andover24 June 2018

9) Andover Armed Forces Day 2018

This event is a family event to celebrate the work the Armed Forces do for our community. We will have members of the local armed forces present with military equipment, battle reenactments, interactive displays for children, funfair, and pitches for local charities and organisations. There will be food vans and…

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Honingham24 June 2018

10) Armed Forces and Dunkirk Service – Honingham

Armed Forces and Dunkirk Service to honour those who have served and currently serve in HM Armed Forces. Open to all, particularly service personnel, veterans, cadets and the families of members of the Armed Forces

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Stoke on Trent1 July 2018

11) Armed Forces Celebration Day – Stoke on Trent

Family day of celebration including a full military parade and drumhead service. Parade includes a veterans, serving military and cadets, with family members invited to parade wearing medals of lost love ones. Following the service, an afternoon of musical entertainment from the wartime era. There will be military displays, military…

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Canterbury29 June 2018

12) Armed Forces Celebration Evening – Canterbury

The concert will celebrate the Centenary of the ending of WW1 and the Centenary of the Royal Air Force which was formed on 1st April 1918. The concert include performances from the Salvation Army Band, Snowdon Colliery Male Choir, Canterbury Ladies Choir, Dancers from Canterbury Academy (ex students of CA)…

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Chard23 June 2018

13) Armed Forces Community Fun Day

A community fun day, celebrating and commemorating the work of the Armed Forces. Run by the Chard Branch of The Royal British Legion. Fun stalls and games, local groups and a stage with live music.

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Helston30 June 2018

16) Armed Forces Day – Flambards, Cornwall

A fun day for all the family with the opportunity to meet serving personnel and veterans. There will be military charities, military vehicles and displays, Cadet forces, Culdrose Military Wives Choir and numerous other attractions both inside and outside the park.

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Reading30 June 2018

17) Armed Forces Day – Reading

Reading pays tribute to The Armed Forces and its Veterans with a host of family friendly music and activities in the beautiful surroundings of Forbury Gardens as well in Broad Street in the Town Centre. In the Forbury Gardens families can enjoy Balloon modelling and Face-painting and visitors can sit…

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South Shields24 June 2018

18) Armed Forces Day – South Shields

Family fun day organised by bad-landers motorcycle club. Starting with cavalcade of motorbikes along the seafront into bents park, followed by marching troops, army, navy & air force, then veterans and cadet forces. Includes military vehicles, kids fun fair, trade & charity stands with live music throughout the day.

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Swanley30 June 2018

19) Armed Forces Day – Swanley

After a successful first year holding an Armed Forces Event, Swanley Town Council are aiming to make 2018 even bigger and better! There will be special re-enactments throughout the day in the main stage , with a surprise salute to mark Armistice Day 100th anniversary. As well as re-enactments, there…

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Swindon23 June 2018

20) Armed Forces Day – Swindon

Grand opening by MP Swindon South Displays Fun Fair Food Stands (including Gurkha Food) Charity Stands Displays from local groups.

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Wantage30 June 2018

21) Armed Forces Day – Wantage

The event will be a day in the “Square” for the whole community from 11.30 am until 7.30 pm with entertainment, including live bands all day. The event will be opened with a parade led by the Mayor of Wantage. There will be a variety of food and drink available.…

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Royal Tunbridge Wells23 June 2018

22) Armed Forces Day “PHOENIX FANFARE” – Royal Tunbridge Wells

579 Field Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are to host an Armed Forces Day “Flag Raising” event to mark the start of Armed Forces Week. The event is to be held at the Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 23 June 2018. The communities of…

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Dartford23 June 2018

24) Armed Forces Day 2018 – Greenhithe RBL

Our event will follow the successful format of previous year’s inviting the local community to join Cadets, reservists, veterans and re enactment organisations to recognised the work done by past and present armed forces personnel

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Letchworth30 June 2018

25) Armed Forces Day 2018 – Letchworth Garden City

A full fun day of celebrating our Armed Forces in Hertfordshire is planned! You are invited to come along and support the local veterans and serving members. Band, Military vehicles, RBL, RNA, RAFA, Royal Air Force 100 celebration, Cadet Challenge Cup Soapbox Challenge, local trade stalls, children’s rides, food stalls.…

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Haverhill30 June 2018

27) Armed Forces Day 2018 -Haverhill

Armed Forces Day in Haverhill is an event for the whole Community. There will be a display of military vehicles, stalls with Military memorabilia, games and activities plus representatives from local groups and organisations including the Royal British Legion and the Family History Society. The will be some singing, some…

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Gloucester30 June 2018

28) Armed Forces Day at the Jet Age Museum – Gloucester

Come to the Jet Age Museum and celebrate Armed Forces Day with us. The theme will be geared more towards the RAF, as it is the centenary of the forming of the RAF. You can also meet our very own ‘cold war’ Vulcan bomber crew. Food and drinks will be available…

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Burgh Saint Peter30 June 2018

29) Armed Forces Day Burgh-St-Peter

A small scale fete in Burgh-St-Peter to raise awareness of the Armed Forces incorporating cake sales, books, raffle, tea, coffee and biscuits gazebo and a place for the community to come together and celebrate our Armed Forces. ‘Hero Bear’ will make an appearance, music will be placed and there will…

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Bargoed23 June 2018

30) Armed Forces Day Celebration – Bargoed

The day will begin with Army Representatives, Reservists, Cadet Forces and Members of the Royal British Legion joining together to parade through the town of Bargoed. The parade will be followed by a formal ceremony which will see the Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council, the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent,…

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Sleaford1 July 2018

31) Armed Forces Day Community Event – Sleaford North Kesteven

This is a free event for all the family, especially service personnel, cadets and veterans, with entertainment throughout the day provided by established local performers, interspersed with up-coming acts selected during a series of open auditions held across the District in the Spring. Auditions will be advertised on the website…

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Derby30 June 2018

33) Armed Forces Day Derby City Centre

A central event in Derby to celebrate Armed Forces Day and RAF 100, there will be elements of the Army, Navy, RAF both regular and reserve. There will be cadets from all services, charities and veteran associations and local authorities to include fire and police and their cadets.

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Newton-Le-Willows30 June 2018

34) Armed Forces Day Family Picnic – Newton-Le-Willows

Bring the family and support our Armed Forces. The Army and Sea Cadets, joined by the Royal British Legion and Valley Brass Band, will be parading along Newton-Le-Willows High Street from around 11.30am to Willow Park. The Army and Sea Cadets will be having their Tug of war competition which…

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Sleaford25 June 2018

35) Armed Forces Day Flag Raising – Sleaford North Kesteven

This will feature the formal Armed Forces Day Flag Raising at 10.30 am, in the presence of local veterans and serving personnel, members of the public, dignitaries and school representatives, and will be followed by a performance by local school children. All welcome. North Kesteven District Council has been pleased…

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KENT1 July 2018

36) Armed Forces Day Folkestone – 2018

The event aims to unite the Service Personnel of the past, present and future and Cadets to increase awareness of the Armed Forces contribution to the community and ensure that the Armed Forces understand how much they are valued, respected and supported both locally and nationally. Stands and displays (from…

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Blackpool30 June 2018

37) Armed Forces Day in the Park – Blackpool

A tea party in the park with fun and games for all the family along with entertainment on the Band stand and all visitors are encouraged to wear Period dress. Final details will be on the Friends of Stanley Park face book page at the end of April.

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Carmarthen29 June 2018

38) Armed Forces Day Job Centre Plus Carmarthen

I am Armed Forces Champion for Carmarthen JCP and am a veteran myself. We held an event here to celebrate Armed Forces Day last year with great success (day before the official event) – and I am pleased to say we will be holding another one here this year! The event…

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Gosport7 July 2018

39) Armed Forces Day Paddling Challenge – Gosport

A Dragon Boat Style Paddling Challenge Regatta Fun Day Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! Up to 8 people paddle each 24 ’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time…

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Romford30 June–30 January 2018

40) Armed Forces Day Parade – Romford

Armed Forces Day parade, led by the Royal British Legion Band and Corps of Drums Romford. This event allowed local people to show their support and appreciation to the armed forces – from currently serving troops, to service families, and from veterans to cadets. Among the young groups marching with…

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Dunbar30 June 2018

41) Armed Forces Day Parade 30th June 2018 – Dunbar

Parade down the High Street to the Army Cadets base. Lead by A full Pipe Band. Followed by The Army, Navy and Air Force Cadets, The British Legion members, some Military personnel, the two schools are joining in carrying large flags on poles. The stewards will be members of Dunbar…

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Rushden23 June 2018

43) Armed Forces Day Rushden 2018

The Station will be open during the day from 1000, with stalls, stands and entertainment with a military theme. The trains will be running and the bar open. A parade will take place through the town centre to the Station, commencing at 1300.

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Aldershot23 June 2018

45) Armed Forces Dive – Aldershot

Divecrew the UK’s only Gold Star Dive Centre helps to rehabilitate injured troops through scuba diving. In honour of our service men and women, Divecrew are offering a free try dive to Armed Forces personnel. The session will include a briefing on the scuba equipment and use, the Divecrew professionals…

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Stockton-on-Tees30 June 2018

46) Armed Forces Family Funday

Armed forces Family fun day BBQ, with face painting, military displays, memorabilia. Entertainment throughout the day including a  Big Prize Raffle with flat screened TV as one of the prizes, toy stall and a tombola. Kids surprise box and tombola – everyone’s a winner! Any proceeds from the day will…

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Redcar30 June 2018

47) Armed Forces Field Kitchen – Redcar

Field kitchen in High Street serving food and refreshments, open to all members of the public to enable them to socialise with veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces.

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Llandudno23 June 2018

50) Armed Forces Funday & Football Match

Family fun day with bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, raffle prizes, DJ, bar & refreshments. 3 charity football matches will also take place – so come and support your team! The Reserve Army Veterans v ex RWF The Army Reserve v Llandudno The Ladies Army Reserve v Llandudno Ladies Any…

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Ringwood1 July 2018

52) Armed Forces Sunday Service – Ringwood

A service to recognise and celebrate the contribution that the Armed Forces make to our lives. Open to everyone, with the Ringwood and Burley Brass band providing the music and attendance by local councillors, organisations and people.

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Blackpool25 June–1 July 2018

53) Armed Forces Week – Blackpool

Armed Forces Week is Blackpool’s opportunity to say thank you to our heroes. From June 25th – 1st July the whole town came together to welcome serving military personnel, veterans and cadets, with a wide range of activities targeted at them and their families as well as the many thousands…

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Carlisle23–30 June 2018

54) Armed Forces Week – Carlisle 2018

SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018 A formal flag-raising ceremony will take place outside the Old Town Hall on Saturday 23 June at 12noon. A member of the RAF Air Cadets will raise the flag. A ceremony to mark the Centenary of the award of the Victoria Cross to Lt Joseph H…

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Gainsborough30 June 2018

55) Armed Forces/Community Day – Gainsborough

A fun day for all the family with the opportunity to meet serving personnel and veterans. There will be military charities, military vehicles and displays, Cadet forces, and numerous other attractions

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Kent30 June 2018

56) Ashford Armed Forces Day

This event is open to the public. We will be having stalls, games, tombola, cakes, music etc. It is for us to say thank you to our serving troops and show support and help to our veterans.

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Beverley1 July 2018

58) Beverley Armed Forces Day

This years event will begin with a Freedom Parade led by personnel from The Defence School of Transport Leconfield. The Town centre will be full of military vehicles and equipment and the stage will be the main area for music including Waddington Military Wives Choir and Humberside Police Concert Band.…

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Birkenhead30 June 2018

59) Birkenhead Armed Forces Family Fun Day

A day celebrating and honouring the work of current Armed Forces and veterans both at home and abroad, we will be hosting events for all the family including a summer barbecue.

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Blandford forum30 June 2018

60) Blandford Armed Forces Day

The Blandford armed forces day is being held at the legion club on Saturday 30th June front 10 am onwards. During the day we have family events and stalls in the Church Street car park and Legion House, we have the local Gurkha community food stall selling traditional Nepalese food,…

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Newcatle23 June 2018

61) Blue Flash Hadrian’s Challenge Armed Forces Lunch in the Park 2018

A joint forces trek across Hadrian’s Wall in 24 hours. Participants include serving, reserves, public and private sector. Limbless, disabled and families will engage to demonstrate across the North of England and South of Scotland their collective support. Teams will complete this trek and meet a very large group of…

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Bolton25–30 June 2018

62) Bolton Armed Forces Day

Bolton Armed Forces Day – Saturday 30th June – An opportunity to celebrate and thank all Forces past and present and a chance for the Bolton community and the Forces communities to come together. Always a very popular event in the centre of Bolton, there will be Cadet participation and…

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Bradford30 June 2018

63) Bradford Armed Forces Day Event

An opportunity for all our communities to come and support our Armed Forces and celebrate their contribution both here at home and abroad. A Drumhead service at Bradford City Cenotaph will be followed by activities for all the family in the ‘WW1 Village’ across the road in the City Park…

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Bridlington30 June 2018

64) Bridlington Community Armed Forces Day

A march through town, with bands playing, drums beating and standards flying. Included in the parade will be service personnel, veterans, cadets and other youth organisations, ex military vehicles and Royal British Legion Riders. The parade will step off from Station Approach Bridlington at 1200 hrs, march through town and…

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Burley30 June 2018

65) Burley Armed Forces Day Band Concert

Flag Raising Address by local MP with a Guard of Honour, welcoming Guests of Honour (Ex Service amputees) Two local bands to give a Band Concert for one hour followed by Beating Retreat and Sunset ceremony and lowering of flag.

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Canvey Island30 June 2018

67) Canvey Island Armed Forces Day

Parade through the town centre with service of thanksgiving to follow at The Paddocks Community Centre, Wartime exhibition following service in Hall 2 until 2.30pm

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Cardiff30 June 2018

68) Celebrating Black Soldiers on Armed Forces Day – Cardiff

Race Council Cymru is a national umbrella body that is set up to promote racial equality and cohesion across Wales. One of our programmes is Black History Cymru. This project which is called, “Celebrating Black Soldiers on Armed Forces Day” will give service peoples families, past and present to share…

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Stockport26 June 2018

69) Celebrating Stockports Armed Forces Day

Community Café in Heaton Norris will celebrate Armed Forces Day, by highlighting the services of the Armed Forces past and present, everyone from Stockport will be invited, Community Café will serve traditional English breakfast 9am-2pm for the community and there will be face painting and arts and crafts fun for…

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Haverfordwest23 June–8 July 2018

71) Celebrating the Armed Forces through art in Pembrokeshire

We celebrate the Armed Forces in Pembrokeshire through the creative mediums of Art, poetry and photography. We are going to work with Veterans, Children of serving soldiers, the community, partners of Armed Forces personnel, Cadet detachments, College students and elderly in care homes showcasing the Armed Forces through the creative…

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Chingford30 June–30 April 2018

72) Chingford Celebrates Armed Forces Day

Chingford are holding their 9th Armed Forces Day and Parade. We muster at the Chingford Plains car park and march down to the Green , Station Road, Chingford, for the opening at 12 midday. We will be having all types of stalls, kids rides, face painting, bar, tombola, and a…

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Lincoln30 June 2018

73) City of Lincoln’s Armed Forces Day

Lincoln’s High St & Cornhill area will host it’s annual Armed Forces Day celebrations with entertainment on a stage situated adjacent to the War Memorial. The day will start with an Opening Ceremony where a VIP and local dignitaries will inspect the Standards supporting by the Fire & Rescue Band,…

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Crewe1 July 2018

76) Crewe Armed Forces Annual Festival

The event will feature a Military Vehicle Display, Military Veterans Museum, Cadets Drill Competition, Parade, Brass Band Concert, Choir Concert, Community Groups Displays/Fund Raising, Welfare support, and Panna Football.

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Crewe30 June 2018

77) Crewe Armed Forces, Great Causes event!

Gathering of our elders and their families Picnic in the garden (or indoors dependent of weather) Brass band playing traditional lively music/sing song Childrens choir Art display about war days ( worked on leading up to the event) Ongoing memorabilia slide show Opportunities to get involved in creating an ‘on…

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Cromer30 June 2018

78) Cromer Armed Forces Day 2018

Once again, the hugely popular Cromer Armed Forces Day will be a day when the town and its’ hundreds of summertime visitors can meet serving, ex-serving and future serving members of our wonderful armed forces. Along with the numerous supporters of the forces from various groups and organisations, they will…

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Hemel Hempstead30 June 2018

79) Dacorum Armed Forces Day 2018

The Dacorum Armed Forces Day event will give local residents the valuable opportunity to show support and appreciation for the entire Armed Forces community. This includes cadets, veterans and families of Service members as well as those who are currently serving. The free, family friendly event will feature The Portsmouth…

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Trimdon Station23 June 2018

81) Deafhill Primary School Presents Armed Forces Day 2018

This is an event to celebrate the work our past and present Service Men & Women have done to help and protect us over the years. We will be offering children’s entertainment, crafts and much more to all members of our Community.

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Doncaster30 June 2018

82) Doncaster Armed Forces Day

Building on the success of previous year’s events Doncaster will once again host our Armed Forces Day celebration in the town centre. A parade honouring both serving and ex-servicemen will travel throughout the town centre starting from Doncaster’s Grade 1 listed Mansion House and ending at Doncaster Minster. Using the…

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Dorchester7 July 2018

83) Dorchester Armed Forces Day

Veterans and cadets will join the Mayor and town councillors at the bandstand in the Borough Gardens for an open air Civic Service at 1345. After the service, the Mayor of Dorchester will present veterans badges to any veterans who have applied for a badge. There will follow music from…

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Dover23 June 2018

84) Dover White Cliffs RBL Armed Forces Day Dover

A day to celebrate our Armed Forces for the whole family. Adult and Children’s entertainment, exhibitions, and demonstrations by reenactors. Local organisation (charities) and shops will invited to have a stall. Our local cadets will be involved with demonstrations and fun for the younger generation. There will be a veteran’s…

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Edinburgh30 June 2018

86) Edinburgh Armed Forces Day 2018

This year’s Edinburgh Armed Forces Day will take place in St Andrew Square Gardens on Saturday 30 June. The event is a celebration of the history and proud record of the armed forces and their association and interaction with the local community. It allows the city of Edinburgh and its…

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Ellesmere Port23 June 2018

87) Ellesmere Port Armed Forces Day

We are planning to celebrate Armed Forces Day by holding an exhibition of memorabilia and photographs of Ex service personnel experience. There will also be stands promoting support services offered to Ex service personnel locally. Blind dogs and other support services. Local Schools will be approached and encouraged to involve…

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Erskine23 June 2018

88) Erskine and Bravehound Armed Forces Fun Day and Dog Show

Located at Bravehound and the Reid Mcewan Activity Centre on the Erskine estate, this promises to be a fun day for veterans and families supported by Erskine and Bravehound in the community, and anyone else who would like to help celebrate Armed Forces Day. There will be a barbeque, musical…

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Exeter26 June 2018

89) Exeter – heropreneurs Armed Forces Entrepreneurship Event

Come and join heropreneurs and hear the tale of how the team at Victor Mobility are making a better wheelchair. This event will be of value to anyone in the armed forces community who is interested in setting up or growing their own business & those allies who wish to…

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Ferndown30 June 2018

90) Ferndown Armed Forces Day Celebration

We will be holding and ‘Dementia Friendly’ Armed forces day celebration at the Barrington in Ferndown. Prama is a Dorset based charity that runs community groups for older people, and those living with Memory loss. We have been asked by the Mayor of Ferndown (Who is himself a former member…

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Ferryhill26 June 2018

91) Ferryhill Armed Forces Indoor Street Party

A themed indoor community street party with entertainment and refreshments celebrating the work and spirit of our armed forces through the ages. A wonderful opportunity to honour and commemorate both the sacrifices and great achievements of our armed forces around the world.

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Haddington25 June 2018

92) Flying the Flag for Our Armed Forces – Haddington

A short ceremony to mark the flag raising will be held at 10.30am on Monday 25 June at the Town House, Haddington. Local armed forces veterans who would like to come along for morning tea and coffee after the ceremony are welcome to attend. Please register your attendance at: Email…

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Gloucester30 June 2018

94) GL3HUB Community Centre – Salutes our Armed Forces

GL3HUB Community Centre will welcome Serving Regular but especially Reserve Forces and their families to a fun day. Food and light refreshment with entertainment for the children in a safe venue. Local Gurkha Service personnel and their families will also be particularly welcome too Information about local services will be…

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Goole30 June 2018

95) Goole Armed Forces Day

Disco / Raffle / Military Vehicles -TBC Fund Raising for the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) Bugler from the Light Infantry Asscociation And what ever else we can organise

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BICESTER1 July 2018

98) Hanover Gardens -Armed Forces Intergenerational Fete

The event is a bring your own picnic with games, face painting and entertainment. This event is aimed at bringing the young and old together for our residents and the wider over 60’s community. The estate flooded 3 years ago on Christmas Eve and it is important to keep up…

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Harlow30 June 2018

99) Harlow Armed Forces Multi-Cultural Food Festival

Food tasting sessions provided by different armed forces units, bringing families and communities together to advance social cohesion, integration and networking. A family fun day for ex armed personnel, their families and the entire community, promoting diversity and inclusion.

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100) Hartlepool Armed Forces Day

The Heugh Battery will be the focal point of the AFD in Hartlepool. It preserves the only WW1 Battlefield in the UK and commemorates the Bombardment of Hartlepool on the 16/12/1914 during which the first British Soldier Theophilus Jones of the DLI was killed. surrounding it there will be displays…

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Leominster30 June 2018

101) Herefordshire Armed Forces Day 2018

Flag raising event and market in Corn Square, military vehicle display, artillery demonstration, marching band and lots of children’s activities. The day will conclude with a public memorial service at the War Memorial.

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Hexham30 June 2018

102) Hexham’s Armed Forces Day Celebration

A free, family fun day in Hexham to support Armed Forces Day! An opportunity to raise public awareness of the contribution made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, this also shows our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces…

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HEYWOOD23 June 2018

103) Heywood 1940’s/Armed Forces Day

The Heywood Lancashire Veterans Association, in conjuction with Heywood Business Group (1940), on Sat 23 June 2018 will host a Parade /Service/Concert of serving military, veterans, cadets and families to celebrate our armed forces past, present and future. 100 years of the formation of the Royal to Air Force,  25…

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SANDOWN16 June 2018

105) Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day 2018

Parade of Veterans, Armed Forces Personnel (including reservists) with the salute being taken by the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight at Sandown War Memorial. There will be bands and displays by groups including the Military College, Wight Army Reserves and the Thistle Pipe Band. Stalls will be set…

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Salford30 June 2018

106) Jamii (Let’s celebrate) The Armed Forces – Salford

We are planning to celebrate the contribution of the Armed forces to the Commonwealth. We will start with a play produced by young people giving the community the chance to come together to share delicious food, drink and music. Young people will explore Jane’s Military communications and produce a display…

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Kirkby in Ashfield26 June 2018

107) Kirkby in Ashfield Armed Forces Day Tea Dance

We are hoping to hold a armed forces tea dance with war time music, dancing and a war time buffet, we have lots of retired veterans and families that use the centre and all are invited to attend this event, as well as members of our local British legion. There…

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leeds23 June 2018

108) Leeds Armed Forces Day 2018

Leeds Armed Forces Day is back for 2018 and ready to celebrate with an exciting, brand new style. Join us on Briggate, Leeds city centre and support the local veterans and serving members of our fantastic Armed Forces community. Market stalls, military vehicles and a brilliant entertainment line up, including…

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Bradford3 July 2018

110) Lets Celebrate the Armed Forces together – Bradford

We will be having a family day with displays  showing the contribution of the Bradford Pals. We also hope to invite Jahan Mahmood who is a military historian to our event to showcase the contribution of the commonwealth countries. We will be inviting local military personnel and their families as…

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Littlehampton30 June 2018

111) Littlehampton Armed Forces Day

In partnership with Harbour Park, Littlehampton Town Council is delighted to announce that this year’s Armed Forces Day event will take place on the Seafront Greens on Saturday 30th June 2018. Join us from 10:30am for a FREE action-packed day in aid of the Royal British Legion to celebrate and…

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Lochgilphead16 June 2018

112) Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day

The Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day (The Only Armed Forces Day in Argyll & Bute) Saturday 16th June 2018 The Front Green Lochgilphead 11.45am. ALL WELCOME There will be a parade at 12 noon, of Veterans, Serving Personnel and Cadets from Drill Hall to Poltalloch Street for an Inspection. The Marchers…

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Dalkeith23 June 2018

113) LVC Armed Forces Day Football Festival & Family Fun Day

Lothians Veterans Centre Armed Forces Day Football Festival & Family Fun Day celebrates AFD in Midlothian, showcased around a football festival which involves Service Personnel, Cadets, Stall & displays and 500 children and 16 adult teams throughout the day. The event focuses on community engagement to raise the profile of…

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Manchester30 June 2018

114) Manchester Armed Forces Day: A Big Thank You

Come along and salute our Forces with a day filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy. The day starts with The Lancashire Artillery Band playing from 11am, followed by a march past at 11.30am, complete with a spectacular ceremonial firing of guns. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy music from…

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Liverpool30 June 2018

115) Merseyside Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club – Liverpool

Plans are well underway for Saturday 30 June with the city preparing to show its support and say thank you to the Armed Forces community – from current serving troops, to service families veterans and cadets. That said the Merseyside Veterans Breakfast Club will be gathering in the Cornmarket. If…

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Morden30 June–30 March 2018

116) Morden Armed Forces Day Parade

Following speeches by officials and the raising of flag outside of Merton Civic Centre,  the parade will march past Merton Civic Centre at 10.00 am and take the salute from the Deputy Lieutenant together with the Mayor of Merton. The parade will then proceed to march up London Road to…

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Morecammbe, Lancashire30 June 2018

117) Morecambe Armed Forces Day 2018

A celebration to show support by the people of Morecambe, Lancaster and surrounding districts for our Armed Forces. The day will start with a veterans and cadet parade along Morecambe promenade to the ‘Platform’ area where there will be several veteran stalls and exhibits, Air Force and Army displays and…

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Coleraine23 June 2018

119) NI Armed Forces Day Coleraine

Drum Head Service in Church Street, Coleraine Parade Race event with dragon boats (or similar) on the River Bann (Unit teams provided by the military) Military stands Entertainment & hospitality Beating retreat in The Diamond at close of day We expect participation and attendance from up to 8,000 services personnel…

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Northampton30 June 2018

121) Northampton Armed Forces Day 2018

On Saturday 30 June, a marching parade consisting of serving troops, veterans and cadets will gather at the top of Abington Street (Near Radio Northampton) at 10am before they begin a parade through the town at 10.30am. The procession will end at the Market Square where they will take the…

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Birmingham7 July 2018

122) Olive Branch Armed Forces Day Celebration – Birmingham

The aims and objectives of the CSMBC Armed Forces Day Celebration Event will be to: -Recognise, raise awareness and say ‘thank you’ for the contribution made by the Armed Forces, including Regulars, Reservists, Veterans and Cadets. -Give the Armed Forces the opportunity to thank our Community for its support. -Promote…

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Winchester24 June 2018

123) On Parade! Winchester’s Military Museums Armed Forces Day

CELEBRATE this year’s Armed Forces Day at Peninsula Barracks, Winchester, with exciting activities and displays for all ages as part of On Parade, an event from the city’s military museums. The event, on June 24, will feature a host of military vehicles, living history re-enactors, face-painting and much more –…

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Peterborough30 June 2018

126) Peterborough Armed Forces Day

Come along for a fun filled, free day out for all the family, we have Miltary Band, Parade, Performances, Military Vehicles (past and present), climbing wall, tea dance, Peterborough Concert Band, choirs, dancers, 1940’s sing a long as well… so much to see and do….

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Peterlee30 June 2018

127) Peterlee Armed Forces Day

A WW2 enactment group has been booked offering an outdoor tent and weapons display, (pertaining to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry which captured Pegasus Bridge on D Day 1944). This will include a realistic display of camp life for the soldiers at the time and an extensive display of…

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Plymouth30 June 2018

128) Plymouth Armed Forces Day

Plymouth’s family-friendly Armed Forces Day looks set to be another bumper event delivering a whole host of exciting and exhilarating displays, interactive activities, military bands, parades and a not to be missed air show featuring death defying acrobatics. Military hardware including weapons displays, static helicopter(s), military vehicles and equipment will…

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Pontypridd26 June–4 July 2018

129) Pontypridd Armed Forces Fundays

Trivallis will be holding 3 separate but identical events in one of our sheltered schemes in each of the Rhondda Cynon and Taff valleys. This event will be open to all, including tenants living in the schemes and the local communities and will include entertainment and light refreshments. It will…

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Preston30 June 2018

130) Preston Armed Forces Day

At the Start of the day we will have Freedom Parade and Drum head service. This will be followed by the Army Cadets Corps of Drums, and a regimental Band who will deliver a thrilling performance from 12.00pm From 12.30 there will be various performers and attractions *singers to be…

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Carterton30 June 2018

131) RAF Brize Norton / Carterton – Armed Forces Play & Activity Day

Each year OPA organises a series of Play and Activity days across the County in line with the ethos of National Playday, the celebration of the Childs Right to Play ( In the last 6 years (2012 to 2017 inclusive) we have delivered 54 events across the County which have…

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Darlington25 June 2018

132) Raise the Flag for our Armed Forces – Darlington

There will be a short Parade of the Military, Military Associations, Civic Guests from Town Hall to the Market Place. An Inspection of the Parade and an address by a representative from the Military and the Raising of the Flag ceremony, hopefully including the unveiling of a Commemorative Stone to…

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Ramsgate30 June 2018

133) Ramsgate – Armed Forces Day Parade

You are invited to come along and support our local Armed Forces, Ex Service Organisations and Cadet Forces on Armed Forces Day. They will parade around the only Royal Harbour in the UK at Ramsgate. The Parade will be led by a marching band and will parade around the Harbour…

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Ramsgate30 June 2018

134) Ramsgate Armed Forces Day Knees Up

Following a parade and salute the parade dismisses and people make their own way to different locations. Our club is open to all the participants and will start with a disco, then food will appear followed by a group of entertainers. This is followed by hot food and ending with…

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Redcar30 June 2018

135) Redcar & Cleveland Celebrate our Armed Forces

This event is for service men and women both currently serving and past, their family and friends and the wider community. Working in partnership with the local British Legion, Rotary Club, local businesses and the local council this year’s event will feature a variety of things to provide a full…

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Rotherham30 June 2018

138) Rotherham Armed Forces Day

Rotherham’s Armed Forces Day is for the many varied communities of Rotherham. The aim is to promote the work of the Armed Forces and to encourage a better understanding of the work that they do both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The day will involve all the cadet forces, the…

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Sandwell30 June 2018

139) Sandwell Armed forces day

The Sandwell Armed forces day will be held in Dartmouth Park on Saturday the 30 June 2018.  It will be a day of celebrating and honouring the work of current Armed Forces and veterans, we will be hosting events for all the family.

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Scarborough30 June 2018

140) Scarborough’s 10th Armed Forces Day

Everyone is invited to join us at the FREE Scarborough’s Armed Forces Day event as we celebrate our 10th anniversary! We would particularly like to welcome serving military personnel, veterans and their families to take up the opportunities of the Scarborough “Heroes Welcome” discount scheme We haven’t got The…

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Shrewsbury30 June 2018

141) Shropshire Armed Forces Day

There will be a variety of sports activities which the whole family can take part in. Some of the activities that will be on offer during the day include, climbing wall, football, roller disco, netball, basketball, cycling , tennis plus many more. We will aslo offer activities for younger children…

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Sittingbourne30 June 2018

142) Sittingbourne Diversity House Celebrates Heroes – “Armed Forces”

Our event is meant to celebrate our heroes – (armed forces personnel) who gallantly defend our nation . Therefore, we aim to hold a community and inter-generational day of celebration in their honour. This celebration will entail us doing the following activities: 1. Public talks on what it entails to…

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Southampton1 July 2018

144) Southampton Armed Forces Day Parade

Southampton has a long military history and 2018 is the centenary year of the Royal Air Force, 100 years since the end of WW1 and the 10th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. There will be a parade and static displays to celebrate, support and thank our Armed Forces personnel. The…

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Southend-on-Sea30 June 2018

145) Southend Celebrates the Armed Forces

Open to everyone this an event to celebrate the work of armed services today and in the past. We will also be marking the end o f the First World War. Parade and service of thanksgiving, military vehicles, live music veterans charity stalls, First World War story telling and poppy…

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Southport1 July 2018

146) Southport Armed Forces Day

Local SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) Veterans based at RAF Woodvale are preparing to hold this years Armed Forces Day event at the Town Hall (Princess Diana Memorial Gardens) in front of the Southport Town Hall. They are very proud to be organising it again this year and are gearing…

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LEEDS30 June 2018

147) SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity White Rose Armed Forces Day – Leeds

A day of celebration for our Armed Forces and Cadets organised by SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity West Yorkshire Branch. With Music, Cadets and Reserve Detachments. Come along and learn about the Cadets and Reserve detachments as well as the support offered by SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity, the UK’s…

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St.Helens23 June 2018

149) St.Helens Armed Forces Day 2018

St.Helens Armed Forces Day 2018 celebrates the local Armed Forces Community. Starting in the morning with a grand parade of Armed Forces Past, Present and Future, which is followed by a packed programme of events. These include Army Displays from local Merseyside and Manchester Regiments, Military Vehicles , Military Bands,…

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Stirling30 June 2018

151) Stirling Armed Forces Day 2018

An afternoon of free, family fun and entertainment in Stirling’s historic King’s Park to show your support for our armed forces. Entertainment programme is packed with a city centre parade, military displays, music, dancing and interactive fun for the whole family.

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Stoke-on-Trent27 June 2018

152) Stoke-on-Trent Armed Forces and Reserves Day Celebration

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust are holding a thank you and celebration event for our Armed Forces and Reserve Forces. The Armed Forces and the NHS have a long history of working closely together and this event will celebrate the excellent healthcare and learning that this relationship brings.

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Gateshead27 June–6 July 2018

154) Teams and Bensham Community Care Armed Forces Celebration Week – Gateshead

Teams and Bensham Community Care is a Gateshead based charity supporting older people in the local area. Join our events at our communal lounge, decorated especially for our Armed Forces celebrations. During our Armed Forces week we will be hosting range of activities including:- Tea Dances – including live entertainment…

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East Grinstead30 June 2018

156) The East Grinstead Armed Forces Day 2018

This event is a public celebration of the UK Armed Forces past, present and future by the people of East Grinstead. It begins at 10.30am and finishes at 3pm. It is held at the Meridian Hall and the surrounding property of the Town Council recreation grounds at East Court. There…

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Tidworth30 June 2018

157) Tidworth Armed Forces Day 2018

A free public event to be held on a open area, with main arena. Lots of stalls and activities for all to enjoy. Details on the Tidworth Armed Forces Day 2018 page

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Stalybridge30 June 2018

159) Tiny Armed Forces – Stalybridge

The song “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary~ was written in Stalybridge, the town where we are proudly based and where Reforma works within local communities in out new large dance studios. Tiny Army was such a success last year in Stalybridge with over 1000 people attending our event and…

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Ashton-under-Lyne23 June–8 July 2018

160) Together as one with Armed Forces

We want to do a series of dancing, music, drumming workshops and have live performances. The of aim our project is to bring Armed Forces from the local community together to enjoy Music and Dance. We aim that this project will help the Armed forces enjoy themselves with their families…

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Paignton1 July 2018

161) Torbay Armed Forces Day 2018

Queens Park – Used for Military Themed Attractions, Military & Military Associations Exhibitors, Family Day, Entertainment for both Children & Adults. Parade – Veterans March through Paignton Town Centre Party – A celebration of the Armed Forces Family including live music & entertainment.

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Bideford25 June 2018

162) Torridge District Council Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Event

Torridge District Council is starting to put together a programme to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in June 2018. Our event will take place on 25 June 2018 and as in previous years will commence at 6.30pm with a military parade from Bideford Quay to Victoria Park,…

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Didcot23 June 2018

163) Vauxhall Barracks / Didcot – Armed Forces Play & Activity Day

Each year OPA organises a series of Play and Activity days across the County in line with the ethos of National Playday, the celebration of the Childs Right to Play ( In the last 6 years (2012 to 2017 inclusive) we have delivered 62 events across the County which have…

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Seaford30 June 2018

164) Veterans and Armed Forces Day

This event runs from 11am until 4pm with a veteran and cadet parade, including an inspection. Community stalls, fun fair, inflatable assault course, hot food & drinks, along with arena entertainment. Martello Fields, Seaford, East Sussex.

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Wallasey25–30 June 2018

165) Wallasey – Cadet to Vet – Armed Forces Week 2018

A week long celebration of the Armed Forces and an opportunity, through various support services for the local veteran community to seek advice should they wish to. There will be various stands throughout the shopping mall all week with such organisations as the Army Benevolent Fund, Wirral Military Community Services,…

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Wellingborough30 June 2018

166) Wellingborough Armed Forces Day

Stalls in Whitehorse yard all day long. Main parade will start off at 13:15hrs from behind The Hind hotel, march past the front of the Hind up the high street and around to Whitehorse yard. At 14:00hrs re-dedication of WWI war memorial at All Hallows Church.

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Livingston1 July 2018

167) West Lothian Armed Forces Day

Parade, Opening Service, Activities (climbing wall, inflatable assault course, inflatable paintball range), Entertainment (local talented performers), Information Stalls (service-related charities/organisations), Annual Tri-Cadet Force Challenge, and Closing Ceremony. A free-to-enter fun-filled afternoon to give thanks to the Armed Forces Community.

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Worthing30 June–1 July 2018

168) West Sussex Armed Forces Weekend

Saturday – stalls, stage entertainment, static displays, food, flying displays, marching band, etc Sunday – Drumhead service followed by a concert. It is for everybody but concentrates on the Armed Forces, past, present and future, and their families.

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Weston super Mare23–24 June 2018

169) Weston Armed Forces Weekend 2018

Weston Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with our friends from Weston Air Days, provides arguably the biggest and best Free to Enter Armed Forces Event in the South-West. Since 2014 we have been working together with the Air Days Team to bring you an exciting, exhilarating and interesting weekend and…

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Weymouth23–25 June 2018

170) Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations

The Borough will weclome veterans, residents and visitors to a weekend of military and veterans commemorations and celebrations. The Armed Forces and our Veterans have made and continue to make a major contribution to our Nation and the Weymouth event will honour, celebrate and provide a focus on the tireless…

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Whitby30 June 2018

171) Whitby Armed Forces Day

A locally organised event in the centre of the Town to give Whitby the opportunity to show its support and say thank you to the Armed Forces including serving personnel and their families, veterans and cadet forces. The event will be fun filled day for residents and the wider public.…

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Wigan30 June 2018

172) Wigan Borough Armed Forces Day

To publicise and promote partnerships already working across the borough in support of the Armed Forces Covenant. The event will provide an opportunity for people within the borough to show their appreciation and support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving members,…

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Wigan28 June 2018

173) Wigan Warriors Armed Forces Celebration

The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation (official charity of Wigan Warriors RLFC) will work with a number of partners including EDS Veterens, the Royal British Legion, Wigan Council and local armed forces regiments to host a celebration event out of the DW Stadium on the 28th June 2018 on the evening…

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Trowbridge30 June–1 July 2018

174) Wiltshire Armed Forces and Veterans Celebrations

Trowbridge will invite the public to honour UK Armed Forces (past, present and future), to learn about their roles in both peacetime and conflict, their humanitarian aid across the world, their skills, their camaraderie and the history of their units. The Parade through town and Drumhead Service on Sunday will…

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Trowbridge30 June–1 July 2018

175) Wiltshire Armed Forces and Veterans Celebrations

A weekend of displays from both serving and veteran military personnel, military vehicles, living history groups plus skirmishes, marching bands, choirs, concert bands, trade stalls, charity stalls, catering, bar, flypasts, culminating on Sunday with a Parade through town and a Drumhead Service in front of the Bandstand. Something for everyone,…

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Wisbech24 June 2018

176) Wisbech Armed Forces Day 2018

The event will be a tribute to service veterans and current serving members and their families. The event will begin at 10.00 with an AFD Flag ring ceremony. During the day Wisbech Market place will be filled with stalls, demonstrations and attractions by local ex-service associations, service charities, local uniformed…

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Wolverhampton30 June 2018

177) Wolverhampton Armed Forces Day

Come along to our Armed Forces day showcase event to see amazing performances and demonstrations to celebrate the contribution that the armed forces community makes to the life of our city. We will also have a wide range of stands representing the foremost military related charities and organisations in Wolverhampton.…

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Workington30 June 2018

178) Workington Armed Forces Day

The day will start with a parade though the town @11am followed by a drum head service at the cenotaph in the park, following this there will be lunch in the W.R.B.L. Club along with various entertainment throughout the day, including an afternoon tea/dance. This is our way of showing…

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Worksop30 June 2018

179) Worksop Branch British Legion – Armed Forces Day Celebration

WORKSOP BRANCH BRITISH LEGION – 2nd ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Location Shireoaks Rd Shireoaks Worksop S81 8NA UK Worksop Branch Royal British Legion will be celebrating our 2nd Annual Armed Forces by organising an Armed Forces Day Celebration Event at the Shireoaks Sports and…

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Exeter5–7 July 2018

180) Wyvern 18 – Armed Forces Open Air Concert

Wyvern 18: 100 Years Behind the Red Brick Wall The centenary of the end of the First World War provides an opportunity and focus to deliver a large-scale community event which explains the purpose of Wyvern Barracks, its role in the First World War, the role of the Devon soldiers…

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York30 June 2018

181) York Armed Forces Day 2018

York is proud to be hosting its annual Armed Forces Day event within the city centre at Parliament Street on Saturday 30th June, 11.00am – 4.00pm. The event looks to thank the serving personnel, veterans and cadets for all they do and have done on behalf of the country and…

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Alrewas30 June–1 July 2018

182) Armed Forces Weekend at the National Memorial Arboretum

Show your support for our country’s Armed Forces during Armed Forces Weekend at the Arboretum. Join us at this celebratory event to recognise the service and work of our Armed Forces. With fun activities and entertainment for the whole family, it’s a weekend not to be missed.

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Barrow-in-Furness23 June 2018

184) Barrow-in-Furness Armed Forces Week Flag Raising Parade

A Parade at the Barrow Town Hall (for the benefit of the people of Barrow in Furness) which will include the Submariners Association and serving Submariners, the RAF Association, the Duke of Lancaster Regimental Association, Royal British Legion, TS Sovereign Sea Cadets, RAF Cadets & Army Cadets. The Parade will…

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Birmingham30 June 2018

186) Birmingham Armed Forces Day 2018

There will be a forming up parade on Weoley Castle Square. This will include Veteran Associations Serving Personnel, Army, Navy, RAF Cadets, Members of West Midlands Fire Brigade Band, and RBL Standard Bearers Association Standard Bearers. At approximately 1330 the parade will March down Somerford Road to the Weoley Castle…

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Bishop Auckland30 June 2018

187) Armed Forces Day Bishop Auckland

Opening Ceremony of the Bishop Auckland Remembrance Garden followed by an Armed Forces Family Fun Day in the Newgate Centre. Free Hotdogs and non alcoholic drinks (Tea, Coffee and Juice), selection of Free Cake. Bouncy Castle & Face Painter Model Railway Exhibit Leather Craft making stand RAF & Air Cadet…

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Blackpool25 June–1 July 2018

188) Blackpool Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week is Blackpool’s opportunity to say thank you to our heroes. From June 25-1 July the whole town will come together to welcome serving military personnel, veterans and cadets, with a wide range of activities targeted at them and their families as well as the many thousands of…

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Blackpool30 June 2018

189) Blackpool National Armed Forces Day

Enjoy a full day of entertainment on Blackpool Promenade to celebrate Armed Forces Day. A number of vintage and modern day military vehicles will form a static display along the Promenade, including everyone’s favourite the famous replica Spitfire from the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team. A real life…

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Woodstock24 June 2018

191) Armed Forces Family Day at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

A Family Fun Day at Oxfordshire’s only military museum with activities for all ages from 2-5pm. Make and Take activities, hands on object handling, dress up, arts and crafts and delicious food from our Iron Ration Cafe. Entry will be free for the Armed Forces Community and their families.

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Blandford Forum30 June 2018

192) Blandford Royal British Legion Armed Forces Day

Kids rides Burger stall Signals display Ice cream van Nepalese food stall Us with the stocks Vintage vehicle display And about 10 stalls Disabled access and we are based in the town centre there is plenty of nearby parking available

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Broadwoodwidger30 June 2018

195) Roadford Lake Armed Forces Day

Roadford Lake is showing its thanks to Our Armed Forces by hosting its first Armed Forces Day! We will be inviting local cadet groups and our local MOD barracks to showcase their stuff at our beautiful lake! Throughout the day our 30′ High Ropes course will be open to tempt…

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Scunthorpe24 June 2018

196) North Lincs Armed Forces Day

Event will be held in the grounds of Brumby Hall. We have held the event throughout N.Lincs over the past eight years and have now decided to bring it back into the heart of Scunthorpe, in a location known to everyone in Scunthorpe and surrounding areas. The event begins with…

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Swansea30 June 2018

197) Wales Airshow Armed Forces Day – Swansea

Celebrate Armed Forces Day at the Wales Airshow. It’s an opportunity for the people of Swansea to: Be more aware of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces Show their support for the men and women who make up…

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Clayton-le-Moors30 June 2018

200) Armed Dorces Day Parade and Celebration – Clayton-le-Moors

The march will assemble on Barnes Square at 10.30 accompanied by Todmorden Brass Band who will play them off at approximately 11.00. After a short parade they will reassemble in Mercer Park where the Armed Forces Flag will be raised and the local vicar will say a short blessing. There…

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Cleethorpes29 June–1 July 2018

201) North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day 2018

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Armed Forces Day 2018 (AFD18) will be held at Cleethorpes as part of a full weekend of celebration of the important works done by our Armed Forces, Reservists, Veterans and their families, with the ‘build-up’ starting on Friday 29th June 2018 to promote and ensure full…

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Sandhurst23 June 2018

202) Armed Forces Freedom March, Sandhurst

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst will march through the town along Yorktown Road on Saturday June 23 June before a parade and inspection at the Memorial Park. The event will be officially opened by the Mayor at 12pm before the march. A full day of fun activities and entertainment will…

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Crawley30 June 2018

203) Copthorne Carnival – Armed Forces Day Themed

Copthorne holds an Annual Carnival each year with a different theme – this year in honour of Armed Forces Day we decided to make this the theme. There is a Procession through the Village with Floats and Bands There are fancy dress competitions both for Children and Adults. There are…

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Crosskeys23 June 2018

204) Armed Forces ‘A Day to Remember’ – Crosskeys

On Saturday 23rd June 2018 the Royal British Legion is hosting an event at Waunfawr Park, Crosskeys. The day will be entitled Armed Forces ‘A Day to Remember’ and will take the form of a large family Fete type event with stalls, sideshows re-enactment societies, modern military, vintage cars etc…

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Dawley23 June 2018

205) WW1 Centenary and Armed Forces Celebration – Dawley park

To hold a free celebration in the local park where the entrance gates are a memorial to those that lost their live in WW1. To hold an event to make 100 years of WW1 and a celebration of the Armed Forces. Great Dawley Town Council is working in partnership with…

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Denton30 June 2018

206) Tameside Armed Forces Day 2018

• Tameside’s AFD will start with a short remembrance service, giving the wider community a chance to come together in a respectful display of support and understanding. • Civic reception for ex-service, serving personnel and families of the fallen with the Civic Mayor, Councillors and local dignitaries. • The remainder…

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Shrewsbury7–8 July 2018

207) Celebrating our Armed Forces in Shrewsbury

We are holding a celebration weekend to say thank you to our Armed Force past and present. We will be hosting activities for children, artefacts from the Shropshire Regimental Museum on display, vehicles and families from both past and present talking and sharing their stories with each other. We will…

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Douglas24 June 2018

208) Isle of Man Armed Forces Day

Parade, (Salute taken by HM Lt Governor) Divine Service, (Lord Bishop) Celebration of Armed Forces (Schools/Youth) and Veterans, Tea, Entertainment, Dancing

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Droylsden23 June 2018

209) Droylsden Armed Forces Access All Areas

We are holding an Access-All-Areas at Sky high adventure and the surrounding area. The aim is to have all Armed forces present and past attending along with Tameside residents who have a disability or additional needs. The day will consist of climbing, high ropes , craft making, swimming, social gathering,…

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Dudley23 June 2018

210) Armed Forces Family Fun Day – Dudley

This is a event for armed forces serving personnel, veterans and their families. We will be using the event to invite the community to celebrate our Armed Forces. We will be having a football competition on the day. We have invited the police force, fire and ambulance service to take…

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Dudley23 June 2018

211) Forward Assist Armed Forces Family Fun Day – Dudley

A free event for members of the ‘Armed Forces Family’. Rides for children as well as face painting. BBQ and refreshments served from our veteran run cafe. Football competitions with winners cup and competitions children can take part in. Music. Parking available. Disabled access. Close to public transport.

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Wolverhampton28 June 2018

212) Wolverhampton Armed Forces – “We’ll Meet Again” – Day

Beacon Centre for the Blind are planning to host a day that involves customers from both of our day centres, residents, their families, friends and carers. Customers will be encouraged to bring items of memorabilia, photographs, medals etc and encouraged to talk about their memories. Cooking session will be held…

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St Neots23–30 June 2018

213) St Neots Armed Forces Day

Join us at this our 5th Armed Forces Day Gala in support of our military men and women. The day is packed with military displays vintage stalls food and drink, live stage entertainment, funfair, dog displays and more. Great family day out with over 4000 people attending.

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Eccles30 June 2018

214) Armed Forces Day 2018 – Winton

Armed Forces Day Parade will leave Dukes Drive Car Park, off Parrin Lane, Monton proceed down Parrin Lane and arrive at Winton Park, Dover Street. Opening Ceremony followed by family fun day at Winton Park.

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Eccles7 July 2018

215) Eccles Veterans’ Garage Armed Forces Day Celebration

Celebration of Armed Forces and Veterans. Family activities including inflatable Army assault course, climbing wall, display of art work celebrating WW1, refreshments, food and memorabilia stalls, health stalls including representatives from Military Veterans, music, representation from the armed forces and cadets, and military vehicles.

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Feltham7 July 2018

216) Old Feltham Armed Forces Day

The community of Old Feltham closes Cromwell road on a monthly basis (street play). This includes games for the children, BBQs etc We wish to celebrate our Armed Forces, especially as our community has a real mix of ages, cultures etc.

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Ffos-y-ffin30 June 2018

217) Ffos-y-ffin Armed Forces Day

We will open our doors of our soft play centre for serving and retired members of the armed forces to enable their children have a fun day with their parents/guardians.

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Freiston30 June 2018

220) We’ll Meet Again Museum Armed Forces Day – Freiston

To celebrate Armed Forces Day in the surroundings of the We’ll Meet Again Home Front and Home Guard Museum utilising the museum and the grounds to the rear inviting military re-enactors, military vehicles, vintage cars etc. all complimented by the massive collection of Home Front and WW2 memorabilia. We will…

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Southampton30 June 2018

221) Fawley Armed Forces Day

Fawley Armed Forces day is back. We are aiming to make this event bigger and better then previous years. Come support your serving forces and veterans. Parachute display, Marchwood Military Wives Choir, Petting Zoo, Military Vehicles, Stalls, Bouncy Castles and lots more to be confirmed.

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Gillingham30 June 2018

222) Medway Armed Forces Day Celebrations

A FREE entry showcase event for the entire Armed Forces Family. This year sees a special focus on the infantry with the Freedom of the Borough being conferred on the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment on Sunday 1st July. Twenty acres of displays and have-a-go activities for all ages. Royal…

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Glasgow30 June 2018

223) Glasgow’s Armed Forces Day Parade

There will be a parade of serving military, veteran associations and cadet and youth organisations, accompanied by the Royal Marine Band, who will process from Holland Street from 11 am to George Square. The parade is a celebration of the history and proud record of the armed forces and allows…

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Goudhurst30 June 2018

224) Goudhurst Armed Forces Day Celebrations

An event for members of the Armed Forces, past and present, members of Goudhurst Ex servicemens club and the local community, the day will start at 12.30hrs with the raising of the official Armed Forces Day – Show Your Support Flag at 13.00hrs, flag being raised by the Goudhurst British…

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Gravesend25 June 2018

225) Fly a Flag for Armed Forces Day – Gravesend

Gravesham Borough Council, along with many local authorities and organisations across the country is proud once again to be taking part in this flag raising event. Held on our community square for all to attend and enjoy. To celebrate the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.

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Great Sankey30 June 2018

226) Warrington Armed Forces Day – The ‘Sephton ‘Trophy

Crosfields ARLFC are once again immensely proud to host Warrington Armed Forces Day and the 9th Annual Tom Sephton Memorial Trophy festival!!! Get the date into your diary now, Saturday 30th June … it’s going to be the biggest and best FREE day out yet! With NO clashes with Superleague…

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Hastings24 June 2018

229) Armed Forces Day Hastings 1066

There will be a parade and remembrance service by members of the Armed forces, Veterans, Cadets, Scouts, guides and others. There will be displays of dancers, acrobats, and many others. This will happen in front of our MP, Lord Lieutenant the Mayor and Council.

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Hawkinge7 July 2018

230) Hawkinge Summer Fete Honouring the Armed Forces

Hawkinge community centre is based in the centre of Hawkinge; We are putting on a fete for all local residents to enjoy and as we are a charitable organisation any income will go back into the community. As we are on the spitfire ground and Hawkinge has a history with…

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Hemsworth25 June 2018

232) Armed Forces Day – Hemsworth

The flying of the flag and service will take place in the Hemsworth War Memorial Garden at the Community Centre this will then be followed by light refreshments inside the Centre.

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Hereford25 June 2018

233) Hereford Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Our flag raising ceremony will take place out side the Buttermarket in High Town on Monday 25th June at 11.00am. Their will be many VIPs in attendance to include HM Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, The High Sheriff of Herefordshire, The Chairman of Herefordshire Council (host), local Mayors, the Royal British Legion,…

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Dudley1 July 2018

234) Dudley Armed Forces Day

This free event offers fun for all the family, including an archery range, paint ball gallery, ex-military vehicle display and vintage children’s rides. To mark the centenary of the end of WW1 and RAF 100 the event will include a variety of performances from youth marching bands as well as…

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Isleworth30 June 2018

236) Armed Forces Family Fun Day – Isleworth

Isleworth Royal British Legion invites you to a Family Fun day on North Green. Come along and enjoy the Fun with: • Live Music • Tug of War competition • Disco Dome & Bouncy Castle • Merry-go-round • Face painting • Children and Toddler activities • Prize & food stalls…

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Kimberley30 June 2018

237) Kimberley Armed Forces Freedom of Entry Parade

Kimberley will celebrate Armed Forces Day with a special military parade as soldiers and veterans from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group march through the town centre. Soldiers from the Group, based at Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell will march through the town to exercise their Freedom of Entry to the Borough,…

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Kirkby in Ashfield29–30 June 2018

238) Celebrating the end of WW1 and Armed Forces Day – Kirkby in Ashfield

Mansfield and Ashfield Merchant Navy Association will be starting Ashfield events for this year which will continue until November 2018. The weekend will start with an exhibition of memorabilia followed by an evening of entertainment together with meat and potato pie and pea supper with wartime tin mug of tea…

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Northallerton30 June 2018

239) Armed Forces Families Day in the Yorkshire Dales

Travel from the Service locations of Catterick Garrison, Marne Barracks, Alanbrooke Barracks (Topcliffe) and RAF Leeming to the nearest Wensleydale Railway Station. Free travel for the day on the train for the whole route, embarking/disembarking as passengers wish. Activities on the trains for the children. Options of discounted (to be…

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Formby1 July 2018

240) Formby Armed Forces Day with the Maritime Cadets

This will be an excellent opportunity for the community within Formby to come together to celebrate and give recognition for all those who have and who are currently serving within our Armed Forces. With the Maritime Cadets being relatively new to the area, and with them already having links with…

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Liverpool30 June 2018

241) Green Jacket Army Veterans Armed Forces Day – Liverpool

We are holding and an Armed Forces Veterans day and night with hot food and buffet, with singers and a disco put on for all members of the community: Veterans, serving soldiers and their families.   A ARMED FORCES VETERANS DAY AND NIGHT WITH HOT FOOD AND BUFFETT AND ALSO…

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Melton Mowbray25 June 2018

244) Fly the Flag for Armed Forces Day at Parkside, Melton Mowbray

Mayor of Melton Borough, Councillor Mrs Pru Chandler will raise the flag for Armed Forces Day outside Parkside following a short parade by local service standard bearers and personnel, including dog handlers, from the RAVC Defence Animal Training Regiment.

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New Addington30 June 2018

245) New Addington Armed Forces Day Celebration

Local reserve forces, cadets, charities and companies coming together to mark Armed Forces Day. Displays from Cadet units, military hardware and emergency service vehicles on display. ‘NAAFI’ type tea tent and BBQ (weather permitting).

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Newbridge30 June 2018

246) Armed Forces Day – 1940s Tea Dance Newbridge

We are holding an afternoon tea dance at our institute and memorial hall. The event will be held in our art deco ballroom with 1940’s music and a singer. Afternoon tea will be served. All serving and veterans, along with their families, are welcome to attend!

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Nuneaton30 June 2018

248) Warwickshire’s Armed Forces Day Gala Event 2018 – Nuneaton

The Veterans Contact Point, a military charity (No:1155953) is hosting its 5th Annual Armed Forces Day Gala Event in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. We will provide a family fun day for the communities of Warwickshire and its surrounding areas; to celebrate and acknowledge the sacrifices and service made by our UK Armed…

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Lowestoft30 June 2018

250) Lowestoft Armed Forces Day

Starting at 10am, the Lowestoft Armed Forces Day is in its 13th year and we are pleased to bring you the original and longest-running Armed Forces Day in Suffolk in conjunction with the National Event held in Llandudno this year! There will be incredible arena displays from the Band of…

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Brighton1 July 2018

251) Brighton & Hove Armed Forces Day

Fantastic day for all the family. We will be joined by the Welsh Guard Military Marching Band and the Tri-cadet KitKar Challenge. Will the Air Cadets defend their title? Lots more arena acts to entertain you all day. Military stands, local craft stalls, owl display. Inflatables and children’s rides, refreshments.

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Oxford25 June 2018

252) Oxford Armed Forces Flag Raising

Oxfordshire County Council will be showing its support for the armed forces by hosting a flag raising ceremony led by the Chairman of the Council. This will take place on Monday 25 June 2018 in Oxford. Civic Dignitaries and Military along with Civilians will gather to show support of the…

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Burnley30 June–1 July 2018

253) Padiham on Parade Armed Forces Weekend

A Ballroom Blitz dinner Dance on Saturday 23rd June, with tickets priced at just £19.40 help to kickstart what will be a terrific fun filled week culminating in the Padiham on Parade event. On Saturday 30th June, 10 am through to 8 pm, and Sunday 1st July 10 am through…

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Plymouth23 June 2018

254) Plymouth Armed Forces Celebration Day

We will be celebrating our Armed Forces personnel at Go Outdoors Plymouth with a Fun Day in store. There will competitions, attractions, and plenty of opportunity to win some fantastic prizes. Parking is free and making a purchase in store is not compulsory to come and join in the fun.…

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Porthleven1 July 2018

255) 4th Southerly Point Armed Forces Day – Porthleven

We are delighted to announce the theme of ‘Hero’s, Villains, Geeks & Unique’s’ for Armed Forces Day  on Sunday 1st July 2018.   At Porthleven School from 12pm till 5pm Giant Outdoor Cinema Screen playing Guardians of the Galaxy Live Music from Company B Join us at the edge of the…

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Maldon30 June 2018

257) Maldon Armed Forces Day

Held in conjunction with Maldon District Coucil, this Armed Forces Day commemoration is held at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome – the largest original untouched Great War aerodrome. This year we are pleased to have active participation from Colchester Garrison, who will be bringing along various exhibits and the Army…

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Retford23 June 2018

259) Retford Armed Forces Day

Retford Armed Forces Day incorporating Retford & District Guides and Scouts. The event will be open to the public from 10:00hrs with a special breakfast being laid on for all serving and veterans of all three services commencing from 09:30hrs. The day will consist of a mixture of Military and…

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Sacriston29 June 2018

260) Sacriston Armed Forces Cake & Coffee Morning

Our event will include a cake & coffee morning held within our community centre, with have lots of cakes and refreshments on offer. As part of the celebrating armed forces day we will offer free cake & coffee to all Armed Forces members, Veterans as well as their family members. This…

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Salford30 June 2018

262) Salford Armed Forces Family Fun Day

Armed Forces family fun day will take over the whole Salford Lifestyle Centre in East Salford on Sat 30th June with a wide range of events taking place throughout the day including live bands, a community market and a pro wrestling show. This event will not only promote the great…

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Shaftesbury30 June 2018

263) Shaftesbury JF Liquid Waste Armed Forces Day

This event will take the form of a Truck Show featuring lorries from all over the UK. There will be Judging with several classes such as Cleanest Truck etc. It will be a family event suitable for the whole family.

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Sevenoaks30 June 2018

264) Sevenoaks Armed Forces Day – Saturday 30th June

10am – Mayor raise flag to commemorate end of WWI 9am to 5pm – WWI Poppy Making – WWI Cinema film show rolling 45minutes : The Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918 – WWI Foot Rationing Stalls, Bands, youth groups

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Sheffield23 June 2018

265) Sheffield Armed Forces & Veterans Day

Join the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Tony Downing, Sheffield Armed Forces and Veterans to celebrate with a series of activities. • Watch the veterans parade and ceremony • Dance up a storm to the Ashby Big Band and Lorrie Brown will transport us back in time with her…

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Shirley30 June 2018

266) Armed Forces Day 2018 – Shirley

Full afternoon of entertainment starting with a march into the arena of the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Training Cadets and Scouts lead by the Warwickshire ACF Corps of Drums. There will be static and arena displays by the Cadets and youth organisation. The SQUIBB Motorcycle freestyle display team will…

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Croydon25 June 2018

267) Croydon Commitment Armed Forces Veterans Celebratory Lunch

Croydon Commitment is hosting a Celebratory Lunch at De Vere Selsdon Estate for veterans living in Croydon and are seeking Armed Forces veterans to get in touch. Veterans can be of any age, from any Arm or Service, regular or reserve or have a wider association with the Armed Forces…

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Southampton30 June 2018

268) Southampton Armed Forces Day

A fun, family event to celebrate the work of the Armed Forces, linked to the history of the Royal Victoria Military Hospital that once stood on the site of the country park. The event will feature historical re-enactments, museum stands and activities, charity stalls, brass band performances, storytelling, family activities,…

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London30 June 2018

269) Chingford Armed Forces Day

On the day we will have a parade along Station Road to the green where an inspection and the Fete/fun day will begin, at which we will have stalls, arena events and things to do for example a two hour tea dance so lots of things to have fun and…

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Sparkwell23 June 2018

270) Sparkwell Armed Forces Zoo Trip and BBQ

Come see the Zoo and get free Food. In partnership with Dartmoor Zoo and Improving Lives Plymouth we are providing transport from Plymouth City to Dartmoor Zoo and they are putting on a fabulous BBQ lunch for all our clients, their families from the Veterans Care Navigation Partnership in Plymouth.…

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Stapleford28 June 2018

271) Celebrating Armed Forces Day – Stapleford

We are holding a 2 course hot lunch (£4.50) and sing along of war songs, hopefully with a live band. It is for older members of our society and we shall have some war time games, like a mini fete. All welcome to attend with lunch optional.

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Stockton-on-Tees28 June 2018

272) Armed Forces Day – Stockton-on-Tees

Our annual Armed Forces Day celebrations will include displays and information stands on Stockton High Street hosted by serving members and veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force. A number of organisations will be represented, offering people the opportunity to find out more about the past, present and future…

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Barnwell1 July 2018

273) Barnwell Community Group Armed Forces Day

An open festival of fun, music, food and activities for all ages to celebrate Armed Forces Day and recognise the work done by the Armed Forces in the past and present, reflecting on the contributions and sacrifices made by those in the villages and surrounding areas.

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Strathpeffer29–30 June 2018

274) Blue Flash Challenge 2018 Armed forces Trek

Blue Flash Challenge 2018 is a 100k agility trek in 24 hours across the highlands of Scotland, starting at Fort Augustas and ending in the wonderful scenic town of Strathpeffer .Teams of four ,can tackle either a 20k, 40 k or 100k trek through some of the most wonderful scenic…

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Sunderland29 June–1 July 2018

275) Armed Forces Weekend Sunderland

This 3 Day event , brings the whole community together to help celebrate our Armed Forces, over the weekend we have non-stop entertainment and activities for all the family . Starting on the Friday evening a tea street party followed by our Armed Forces Concert and reunion for all our…

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Sunderland30 June 2018

276) Sunderland Armed Forces Day BBQ & Band

Senora Trust would welcome serving and ex serving vets form all services to gather with family and friends inside what was once the largest ship building dock in the world known as “Sunderland Shipyards”. The area is safe, health & Safety inspected and running like a normal charity with insurance…

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Sunderland29 June 2018

277) Sunderland Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Event

The Mayor of Sunderland will host a flag raising ceremony in honour of Armed Forces Day. The Leader of Council, Chief Executive as well as Chief Officers and all Council Members will be invited to attend. We also invite key VIP’s and Army personnel such as the Lord-Lieutenant, High Sheriff,…

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Swalwell30 June 2018

278) Swalwell Armed Forces Garden Celebration at FACT

This free garden party is being held by the cancer charity FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together) to celebrate armed forces day. It will be held in the grounds of Denise Robertson House, the charity’s head office, in Swalwell from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and as well as a delicious…

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Thornbury30 June 2018

280) South Gloucester Armed Forces Day

South Glos ‘annual Armed Forces Day event is free to attend for all, as we show our gratitude and appreciation to our past, present and future military forces from air, land and sea units. On the day there’s a parade including veterans, cadet groups, bands and military vehicles. The procession…

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Trimdon30 June 2018

281) TCCA Armed Forces Day – Trimdon

We are holding and Armed Forces Awareness Day, this is to thank all past, present and future Veterans We will be holding Entertainment for all ages, Police, St Johns Ambulance & Fire Engine presence with displays. Live music, stalls and so much more.

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Urmston30 June 2018

283) Veteran’s Garage Armed Forces Singathon

Eden Square in Urmston, Greater Manchester will be hosting a joint event in honour of our Armed Forces with the Trafford Royal Naval Association, local veteran’s charity The Veteran’s Garage and music and song from forces veteran and professional singer/actor Bob Young.

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Stevenage29 June–2 July 2018

284) Preppers Meet – Armed Forces Ex Servicemen – Stevenage

A Bushcraft / Prepping / Survival Camp out in The woodlands at Church Farm in Ardely. All Ex and Currently Serving Forces Welcome. This is a 3 night camping and meeting event – please feel free to come along for the day for free too. Kids and dogs welcome. A…

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West Bridgford30 June 2018

286) Armed Forces Day Proms in the Park – Bridgford Park

Rushcliffe Borough Council marks Armed Forces Day, a nationwide celebration to honour the work of the British armed forces, past and present with a free open-air musical event In 2018 our Armed Forces Day celebration will take place on Saturday 30 June 12pm-9pm in Bridgford Park, West Bridgford. There’ll be…

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Worcester30 June 2018

287) Worcester Armed Forces Day Celebration

The event is a family fun day with a number of static displays it will also have a remembrance element to the day. The will also be a few re-enactment personell from WW2 and Northern Ireland

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Wythenshawe30 June 2018

289) Wythenshawe Royal Community Centre – Armed Forces Day

We will be having a small service at 10:00 to Remember our fallen Brothers (around 20mins), followed by a fun day to celebrate Armed Forces day with Bouncy Castles, BBQ, Games,Band, Best cake contest, Armed forces and veterans get-together in the Hall. Plenty for both adults and Children to do.…

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