Saturday 25 June 2016

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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 2016 events.

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    Aberdeen25 June 2016

    Aberdeen Armed Forces Day

    Bring the whole family to watch the impressive parade of serving military men and women, veteran associations, cadet and youth organisations, accompanied by local pipe bands.  The parade will start at 11:00, marching down Union Street, finishing at the Castigate. The parade is a celebration of the history and proud…

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    Accrington25 June 2016

    Accrington Armed Forces Day

    Family day of activities including Stalls, Stage with music featuring local bands, choirs and a special last night of the prom finale with the East Lancashire band.

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    Airdrie19 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Service of Thanksgiving

    A service to recognise the commitment of our Armed Forces, and also the pressures that this can put on there family and loved ones. It is designed to be supportive and helpful and is open to all, though may be of particular interest to those who are serving, have served…

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    Aldeburgh25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Fun Day – ‘It’s a Knockout’!

    Join forces with friends, family or colleagues to complete wacky and wonderful challenges. A ‘let’s go for it’ attitude and a sense of humour is all you need. With proceeds being donated to the Armed Forces Charities, contact us to enter your team now, we need YOU!

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    Alderley Edge25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day & Alderley Edge Micro Beer & Music Festival

    The day will feature displays and entertainment relating to the Armed Forces, as well as: BBQ and micro beer festival Children’s entertainers and party on the green at 4pm Live Music all day and evening Armed Forces personnel invited to join the event

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    Alrewas25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day at the NMA

    On Saturday 25th June, the Arboretum will run a full programme of events to celebrate Armed Forces Day. As well as our usual programme of activities including a Daily Act of Remembrance, guided walks as well as buggy and land train tours, special Armed Forces Day activities will be taking…

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    Antrim18 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    Armed Forces Day comes to Antrim on Saturday 18 June. A day of celebration of the Armed Forces, but also a day out for the whole family. The day commences at 11.00am with a parade ranging from Cadets to Veterans, through Antrim Town, followed by a Drumhead Service in Antrim…

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    Banbury25 June 2016

    Banbury Armed Forces Day and Military Pageant

    The afternoon will be a celebration of all that is good and exciting about the Army Reserves, Banbury and District Sea Cadets, Banbury Army Cadet forces and Air Training Corps Cadets. All forces will showcase their organisation. The Army Reserves will stage a logistics battle scene, the Sea Cadets hope…

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    Barnstaple25 June 2016

    North Devon Veterans Armed Forces Exhibition

    This free event, led by North Devon Veterans Association and organised in partnership with a range of other organisations, charts military history through displays of equipment and memorabilia as well as live demonstrations.  Forces veterans are also on hand to bring the displays to life and answer visitors’ questions, and…

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    Bedford26 June 2016

    Armed Forces day 2016

    There will be a Parade with Pipes and Drums, as well as stalls, entertainment and Military Vehicles.  Come and enjoy it!

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    Beverley3 July 2016

    Beverley Armed Forces Day

    The event will start with a parade of Veterans and Cadets, who will come together for an open air service. There will be a display of static military and former military vehicles. Throughout the day there will be music on the stage and in a performance area, including St Nicholas…

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    Birmingham25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    This event is to recognise the contribution made by the Armed Forces. There will be a Drumhead Service at 11.00am attended by the three Armed Forces, Royal British Legion and veterans.  There will be stalls, displays, music, workshops, street entertainment, street food and a bar.  The event will conclude with…

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    Bodelwyddan18 June 2016

    North Wales Armed Forces Day 2016

    A family day for all ages in the beautiful grounds of Bodelwyddan Castle.  An opportunity to enjoy military parades, a Drum Head Service, Military bands, fly-pasts and military displays. On-site parking available (including disabled parking).  Admission is free.

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    Bradford25 June 2016

    Bradford Armed Forces Day Event

    Our event will start with a Drumhead Service followed by performances by other uniformed bands.  The music will continue throughout our event with performances by a rock and roll band. Fun for all the family will be in the form of face-painting, a climbing wall, a military vehicle display and…

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    Bristol25 June 2016

    South Gloucestershire Armed Forces Day

    Our annual Armed Forces Day event is free to enter 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 will be a parade assembling at 11:00am on Kimberly Road by Kingswoood Shopping…

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    Bristol25–25 June 2016

    Whitchurch with Bristol Armed Forces Day

    There will be a Drum Head service and parade, followed by an open day event.  This includes live music (details to be confirmed) stalls and various activities.  For those not so active, there will be cream teas and appropriate music. Due to limited parking in the surrounding area, the Bristol…

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    Burton12 June 2016

    Burton Armed Forces and Veterans Day

    Our event is held with the aim of bringing together the Armed Forces, Veterans and the surrounding communities in our area – in order to celebrate the work the armed forces do and as a way of the local people to say thank you for all the hard efforts and…

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    Caerphilly25 June 2016

    South Wales Armed Forces Day

    Our annual Armed Forces Day will be held in Caerphilly and the surrounding castle grounds.  There will be a parade through the town, displays of military equipment and military demonstrations. There will also be a wide variety of stalls, charity stands and activities in the park, including military vehicles from…

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    Canvey Island25 June 2016

    Canvey Island Armed Forces Day

    A parade featuring veterans, serving and cadet forces, will proceed through the town centre to The Paddocks Community Centre where a service will be held.  All welcome.

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    Carterton25 June 2016

    Carterton Fake Festival to celebrate Armed Forces Day

    Carterton Fake Festival is an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day 2016. It is an opportunity for the community and our neighbouring parishes to share and enjoy an evening of music with our hard working service personnel and their families that play such a big part in the community. The…

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    Chelmsford25 June 2016

    Free Entry at Hyde Hall for Armed Forces Day

    Your chance to explore the glorious garden at Hyde Hall in full summer bloom for free. It’s the perfect location for a day out this summer.  Whether you want to just want to sit and listen to the wonderful birdsong or get active by flying a kite on the rolling…

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    Cleethorpes25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day National Event

    The Armed Forces Day National Event will be held in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire in 2016. For more information, visit the national event part of this website, or the local website below, which will also include information about other events during the week. Visit our website for more info.

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    Consett25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Consett

    Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to do two things; Firstly, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Secondly, it gives the nation an opportunity to Show our Support for the men and…

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    Coventry25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    The day will run as follows: 2:00 pm – Service of Thanksgiving in Holy Trinity Church (Broadgate, Coventry). 2:55 pm – Parade & Band form up at the front of Holy Trinity Church. 3:00 pm – Band & Standards & Parade march, circling Broadgate Square.  Coventry’s Lord Mayor will take…

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    Crewe26 June 2016

    Crewe Armed Forces Day and Military Festival

    Come and enjoy a Drill competition, Brass & Pipe Bands, Strength competitions, Vintage Military Vehicle display, Assault Course, Funfair, community fund raising stalls, BBQ, and creative activities. There will also be a Remembrance Service, a rededication of the Burma Star Memorial, and a March and Parade, plus a pre-event Military…

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    Cromer25 June 2016

    Cromer Armed Forces Day

    Our local Norfolk regiment, the Queen’s Dragoon Guards will be joining us for the day, as well as many ex-service and service support organisations. There will also be a large collection of militaria through the ages, and a collection of Britains toy soldiers will be on parade.  Military radios will…

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    Dalkeith19 June 2016

    Lothians Veterans Centre Armed Forces Day Football Festival festival

    Lothians Veterans Centre’s annual 5-aside football festival to celebrate Armed Forces Day, will be held on Sunday 19th June 2016 at Dalkeith Thistle FC stadium and surrounding Kings Park pitches. Children’s and adult’s teams will be competing during a day of football! There will also be a variety of Stalls…

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    Darlington20 June 2016

    Raise the Flag for Armed Forces Day

    The Worshipful the Mayor (Elect) Councillor Brian Jones, extends an invitation to the Regular and Reserve Forces, ex-Forces Associations and the Cadet Forces to join him and members of the Council at this event. The event will commence with a procession at 10.10 hrs from the Town Hall to the…

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    Derby25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day – Derby City Centre

    This is the first Armed Forces Day event in the City- all are welcome. It will include Military Stands, Veteran Associations and Charities, Cadet Force Band and display teams. There are a number of car parks around the city centre; those nearest to the Guildhall Theatre include Chapel Street, Parksafe…

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    Doncaster25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day – Family Fun Day

    This event will be a mixture of Militaria, crafts, stalls for the ladies, military vehicles, funfair, bouncy castle and play areas, and other entertainment. The Victoria Cross Trust Museum will also be open as usual. The event will be held outside on a mixture of grass and hard standing.

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    Eaton Ford18 June 2016

    St. Neots Armed Forces Day

    A gala day of fun and entertainment for the public to show their support for those who serve or have served in our Armed Forces. There will be six hours of stage and arena entertainment, featuring song, dance & band performances.  Static displays including military vehicles, a field hospital, military…

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    Eccles25 June 2016

    Salford Armed Forces Day

    Winton Festival will again be supporting Salford’s Armed Forces Day to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community – from currently serving troops to Service families – to honour the men, women and their families of our country’s servicemen and women, veterans…

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    Epping20–29 June 2016

    Flag Raising

    The Chairman of the Council will be raising the Armed Forces Day Flag outside the Civic Offices in Epping.  A short service will be given by The Rev’d Peter Smith from Waltham Abbey Church.

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    Exeter1–7 July 2016

    19240 Shrouds of the Somme & Exeter’s Armed Forces Day

    During the First World War Centenary, we intend to deliver a powerful piece of community art, commissioned from one single artist, to promote remembrance and raise money for military charities. On 1st July 2016, we will remember all allied 19240 brave souls who lost their lives on the first day…

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    Exmouth25 June 2016

    Exmouth Armed Forces Day

    The site is easily accessible form the Exmouth Rail/Bus station. Coaches are permitted to drop off on site (Rolle St Bus Stop). The site is level and wheelchair friendly. Toilets are also locally available. There will be a Parade of Veterans and Cadet Forces. On completion the event will be…

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    Failsworth10–12 June 2016

    Tesco Task Team celebrate Armed Forces Day

    We want to get the community, customers and staff on-board to celebrate our service men and women.  This is our first big event, so please give us some support to make it great weekend!

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    Folkestone25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day – Folkestone 2016

    Folkestone’s Armed Forces Day will take place on the 25th June 2016, 10.00am – 4.30pm at Radnor Park. Each year it has grown with success and we expect over 5000 visitors this year.  The Tigers PWRR Freefall Parachute Display Team will descend on to Radnor Park.  There will be many…

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    Giffnock 18 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    Our event will commence at 12 noon with the raising of the AFD flag.  Thereafter, a parade will depart at 12.45 pm.  This will comprise of Veterans Associations, Cadet Associations, serving detachments – both regular and reserve – accompanied by a military band.  The parade will march through the park,…

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    Great Yarmouth25 June 2016

    Support our military, veterans and cadets on Armed forces day

    Junior Leaders Adventure Corps (JLAC) will be opening their doors on this great day. Come and enjoy Table top sales, car wash, wet a junior leader, burgers, communications in out coms container with Clansman radios, weapon display, Corps of drums display, military vehicles and lot more.  Free breakfasts will be provided for…

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    Grimsby18 June 2016

    National Armed Forces Day Festival of Football

    Cleethorpes Town is delighted to announce that on Saturday 18th June a Cleethorpes Town Select XI will host two Armed Forces matches with the Army Football Women’s and Men’s Reserve 11 both playing at the Linden Homes Club.  Both games will be played on the same day, with the Women kicking…

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    Guildford26 June 2016

    Surrey Armed Forces Day Historic and Vintage Military Rally and Show

    To mark Armed Forces Day, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Surrey in partnership with Guildford Borough Council, are holding a Historic and Vintage Military Vehicle Rally and Show at Loseley Park on Sunday 26 June 2016. Being held as part of the GBC legacy, having hosted the Armed Forces Day National…

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    Hailey26 June 2016

    Witney Armed Forces Day Festival

    Join us for an Armed Forces Day Festival bringing together the local and Armed Forces community.  We will have live music, family entertainment, fun fair, food, drink, military stands and military vehicles.  There will also be a Witney RFC vs the RAF rugby game – come and cheer them on!…

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    Hexham25 June 2016

    Hexham’s Armed Forces Day Celebration

    Come and enjoy 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 will also show our support for the men and women who make…

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    Heywood18 June 2016

    ARMED FORCES DAY and 1940s DAY

    A full day of activities including Military Vehicles, Stalls, Armed Forces and Veterans Parade, Concert and potential Flypast. Local business groups, Veterans and Youth Cadets are involved.

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    Huddersfield25 June 2016

    Hunters Estate Agents Celebrate Armed Forces Day

    A Tank in the Town Centre! As our way of celebrating Armed Forces Day, we are Exhibiting a Military Vehicle, an ex British Army FV433 Abbot SPG on the pavement outside our Estate Agents office with staff to show the public the interior.  There will also be give-aways for children.

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    Huddersfield25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day and Commemoration of Jutland & The Somme

    There will be an Army Canteen, Armed Forces Recruitment, Cadet Forces Recruitment, a Royal British Legion Membership drive, an Armed vehicle on site, as well as items on the history of the Battle of Jutland and the Battle of The Somme.

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    Ilford26 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Parade

    There will be a parade, followed by a service on steps of the Town Hall. Refreshments will be available inside the Town Hall afterwards. Come along and watch!

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    Keighley19 June 2016

    Keighley Armed Forces Day 2016

    Keighley Armed Forces Association are pleased to be holding our third Armed Forces Day event, the last event was a huge success and this one is already proving to be bigger and better with more vehicles, more displays and much more fun. If you would like to take part as…

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    Lancaster25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day at Lancaster Castle

    A family event for all ages with FREE entry. Exhibitors will include: Royal Navy, 381 Sqn RLC, local Cadet displays from all Services, historic Military Vehicles and equipment, weapons and uniform, 40s ladies uniform and clothing with lots of `Home Guard` items, Army climbing wall (do you have the nerve?),…

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    Ledbury25 June 2016


    On 25 June 2016 Herefordshire’s commemoration of the centenary of the events of 1916 will take place in the centre of Ledbury. Today’s armed forces are planned to be represented in a parade by The Guard and Colours of HMS LEDBURY and detachments from the county’s Sea, Army and Air Cadets,…

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    Leicester25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day in Leicester

    From 9.30 a.m. there will be displays of military vehicles, information stands, music and working dogs in Humberstone Gate. At 10.30 a.m. there will be a service in Leicester Cathedral featuring the Cottesmore Military Wives Choir.  This will be mainly by invitation, but with some public capacity. At 11.40 a.m. the…

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    Letchworth Garden City25 June 2016

    Letchworth Armed Forces Day

    RNA, the Royal British Legion and RAFA will be providing the focus for UK Armed Forces Day in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. Broadway Gardens will be the focal point for the many attractions including military bands, veterans associations, cadet organisations marching bands, local businesses supporting UKAFD with stalls… and many,…

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    Lincoln25 June 2016

    Lincoln City Armed Forces Day

    The day focuses on making the general public aware of what the Armed Forces do on their behalf.  Regular members of all 3 services (in their respective differing uniforms) will be involved with display units and information material.  Every Association and Charity represented will have a display tent.  The Armed…

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    Littlehampton25 June 2016

    Littlehampton Armed Forces Day

    Action packed and free of charge, Littlehampton Armed Forces Day is one of the most spectacular in the country with dozens of stands and plenty of attractions to keep the whole family entertained.  This really is an event not to be missed! Veterans are welcome to take part in the…

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    Livingston19 June 2016

    West Lothian Armed Forces Day 2016

    Come and enjoy the following: Parade: Marches off from West Lothian College at 12:30pm, along Almondvale Boulevard and into the Main Arena (Debenhams Car Park). Service: Within the Main Arena at 1pm. Veterans Village: A variety of Service/Forces related information stalls. Displays: Military and cadet forces. Entertainment: A selection of…

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    Lochgilphead18 June 2016

    Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day

    The ONLY Armed Forces Day in Argyll & Bute Saturday 18th June 2016 at 11:45am. The Front Green Lochgilphead Commemorating the 10 years since the Royal Regiment of Scotland was formed. At 12 noon, there will be a parade at 12 noon, of Veterans, Serving Personnel and Cadets from Drill…

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    London25 June 2016

    Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day celebration

    The Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day event combines a spectacular Armed Forces Day celebration with Royal Greenwich’s largest annual community event – The Great Get Together. The event caters for all ages with an array of engaging attractions and displays.  A large Veterans Parade, marching bands and other…

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    Market Harborough20 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Flag Raising

    A Flag Raising Ceremony will be held at 10.15 a.m. outside The Old Grammar School. Coffee and biscuits will be available in the adjacent Theatre afterwards. At 2 p.m. on Sunday 26th June, a parade will be made up of Cadet Groups, Youth organisations and Veterans with Standards. The parade…

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    Market Harborough26 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Parade

    A parade will be made up of Cadet Groups, Youth organisations and Veterans with Standards.  The parade will move down the High Street to The Square for a Drum Head Service. Refreshments will be available in the Theatre afterwards.

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    Morecambe26 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    Come and enjoy: Free-fall parachute display RNLI rescue demonstration in Morecambe Bay Funfair Inflatable assault course Local regiment recruiting team RAF recruiting team Cadets and Cadet band & drums RBL Riders (motorcycles) and Military Vehicles Model railways exhibition Lancaster models stall Drone flying display Various military charities stands Military memorabilia…

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    Neath25 June 2016

    Briton Ferry Armed Forces Day

    Family fun day with bouncy castles and stalls to browse.  Bar Red has hot food available all day!  Also there, will be PURSUIT 24 who will be providing Archery, Air-rifle range , and a mini assault courses to keep the kids entertained too. We hope to see you all there!

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    Norwich20 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Service

    We shall gather at the lower flag pole outside City Hall and on the pavement, at the beginning of the week leading up to ‘National Armed Forces Day’ to raise our flag and remember all those who have given their lives in the service of their country, together with those…

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    Norwich29–30 June 2016

    Royal Norfolk Show celebrates Armed Forces Day

    This year’s Royal Norfolk Show will include a dedicated Armed Forces Day programme highlighting the important role the Armed Forces play.  This will include exhibits of equipment and Forces personnel taking part in Grand Ring activities.  For 2016 the show will celebrate the centenary of RAF Marham. The Royal Norfolk…

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    Nottingham25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    The event will take place in the deer park in the shadow of Wollaston Hall. There will be a variety of food outlets, live music, military band, Tri-Service veteran stands, cadets, fire and police service displays. There will also be various re-enactment stands and interactive displays from all the military…

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    Nottingham18–18 June 2016

    St Anns Armed Forces Day Event

    We try to get children involved and let them learn about what our troops do, not just in the British Isles, but across the World. We have a Wall of Honour which is photos of the military past, present and the future (cadets). We have a football tournament, games, a…

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    Nuneaton25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Nuneaton

    Come and enjoy: Static Military Displays Military Band Military Units from all 3 services Military Re-enactors from WW1 and Sikh Regiments. Cadets Forces Gun Run Children’s rides and amusements Warwickshire Wildlife rescue A selection of Stalls

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    Nuneaton25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day 2016 – Nuneaton

    The Veterans Contact Point and SSAFA Warwickshire & Coventry are co-hosting Armed Forces Day 2016 – Nuneaton. The event is similar to the previous 3 years; a family fund day, rides and market stalls, with arena displays including a field gun race, WW2 re-enactment and a fly-past by the Battle…

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    Orsett2 July 2016

    Essex Armed Forces Day

    Essex’s largest Armed Forces Day event comes to the Orsett Showground. With Dog, Gymnastic and Mountain Bike demonstrations, Marching Bands, a visit by the Air Ambulance, over 200 troops from throughout Essex and beyond. Local performances on stage, get up close to a Spitfire & Hurricane, local veterans parading and…

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    Overgate25 June 2016

    Dundee Armed Forces Day

    The day will start with music and dance provided by various community groups.  The parade will then march off at 12:30pm with military units joined by cadets and veterans, and music provided by military bands.  After a short service, the square will host displays by military and cadet units.  The…

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    Padiham26 June 2016

    Brass in the Park

    The East Lancashire Concert Band (The “Accrington Pals Band” in 1914) will present a military band concert in this lovely park, itself a War Memorial. This will be a fitting follow-up to the Armed Forces Day celebrations and herald commemoration on the Battle of the Somme Centenary.

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    Padiham24–26 June 2016

    Padiham on Parade

    A wide range of events: dinner dance, displays, parade by veterans, stalls, entertainment, Spitfire flypast and re-enactors. The centre of the great town of Padiham will be host to a range of activities to mark Armed Forces Week across the whole weekend, Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June.

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    Peterborough25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day 2016

    Come along to our free, family fun day in the heart of Peterborough, cambs, loads of various events , vehicles, stalls and charities, parade, schools, music , dance… promises to be a fantastic day….see you there!

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    Plymouth25–26 June 2016

    Plymouth’s Armed Forces Weekend

    Our weekend will comprise of: • Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force; • Emergency services; • Veterans static villages; • Arena displays including HMNB field gun competition, and; • Parades including a Veteran’s parade and The Rifles Freedom of the City parade. There will be a Saturday evening outdoor…

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    Pontefract25 June 2016

    Wakefield Armed Forces Day

    This year Wakefield Council will be celebrating the contribution of our Armed Forces and Veterans with a fun packed day of events and activities at Pontefract Park in the centre of the racecourse. Show your support and do come along to this free family fun day with loads to see…

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    Porthleven18–18 June 2016

    Southerly Point Armed Forces Day

    Armed Forces Day – medieval themed, to celebrate and thank our forces.  Lots of information, shows and entertainment. Lots more to be confirmed shortly.

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    Retford18 June 2016

    Retford Celebrates Armed Forces Day

    Retford Kings Park will be the venue for an exciting community event which will be held between 10.00hrs and 1600hrs on Saturday 18th June 2016. It is envisaged that visitors from across the District and surrounding area will enjoy a range of attractions.  Displays and activities will be presented by…

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    Richmond20 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony

    Richmondshire District Council is holding a small Flag Raising ceremony to show its support for Armed Forces Day, and to mark the start of Armed Forces Week. This year plans are in place to hoist the flag on Monday 20th June 2016 in The Friary Gardens, Queens Road, Richmond, North…

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    Ripley2–3 July 2016

    Ripley Armed Forces Day

    The Ripley & District Branch 3669 of The Royal British Legion, are hosting their fifth Armed Forces Day event at Crich View Farm. The event is run to create a community cohesion and at the same time salute the Armed Forces for their valuable contribution to the security of our…

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    Rushden17–19 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Rushden

    Friday Evening 19.00 – Official opening at Rushden Station by our MP, Mr Peter Bone.  An RBL Bugler will play, followed by a Cadet and MVS recruiting event. Saturday 09.00 – Morning, Honour Walk starting from Rushden Station.  This will be opened by the Town Mayor. 11.00 – Station fully…

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    Ryde18 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Isle of Wight

    Veterans & Service Personnel, Cadets and the RBLR will Parade, led by the Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth. The Salute will be taken by Major General Martin White LL. There will be a Buffet for those on Parade, and a Musical Programme to follow.

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    Saint Ives25 June 2016

    Ringwood Armed Forces Day

    Military Vehicles and Displays, Live Music, Stalls, Fair Rides, Bands, Re-Enactors, Food Vendors, Charity Groups, Cadets, Games and Activities.

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    Scunthorpe18 June 2016

    North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day

    The day will be a celebration of all things military and will include representation from Veterans, Serving Forces, Royal Chelsea Pensioners, Cadet Units and Emergency Services.  Parades will take place with music from Cadet Bands, and a selection of  Military Units will show what they do and who they are.…

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    Seaford25 June 2016

    Seahaven Veterans and Armed Forces Day

    Seahaven Veterans and Armed Forces Day is full to the brim with military vehicles, a parade, music, tavern in the ten, funfair, community stalls, displays and much, much more. An opportunity to enjoy lots of entertainment whilst showing your support for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and their Families, alongside charities…

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    Sevenoaks20 June 2016

    Flying the Flag for Armed Forces Day

    Sevenoaks District Council will be Flying the Armed Forces Day Flag. We will be joined by Sea Cadets, Dignitaries, the local School and local Veterans.

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    Shildon18 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    The day is to promote the Armed Forces (Regular, Reservist, Veterans and cadets), to the local community. There will be Military displays with personnel, kit and equipment from operational and reserve units, including a variety of Corps, Arms and trades. Join members of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in enjoying: Displays…

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    Skipton26 June 2016

    Skipton’s Armed Forces Day

    Skipton’s Armed Forces Day warmly welcomes The Yorkshire Regiment who are bringing a Firing Range, their Corps of Drums display together with a Climbing Tower.  The new meets the old as we are thrilled to be joined by the Lancashire Militia with Rifles, Pikes and Cannon! The RAF Air Events Team…

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    South Shields19 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    The event is to say THANK YOU to serving personnel and Reservists, and to recognise their contributions.  On the day there will be a range of displays and exhibitions to highlight what each branch of the armed forces provides. Being organised by a small family run motorcycle club, one of…

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    South Shields19 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day

    Armed Forces Day will commence at 9.30am on 19 June with a cavalcade of approximately 500 motorbikes along the sea front and into the park.  This will be followed by the Troops and Veterans marching with drums and a pipe band into the park where the Lord Lieutenant will take…

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    Southampton25 June 2016

    Fawley Armed Forces Day

    Live Music from – The Big Town Boppers , The Heisenbergs and Danny & JD JUS’ JAMMIN’.  You can also enjoy The Fun Fair, Stalls, Food Vendors, Outside Bar, Inflatables, Arena Performances, Fly Past, Reenactors, Army Vehicles and so much more!

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    Southport26 June 2016

    Southport’s Armed Frorces Day

    An Armed Forces Day parade will start from 10.30am on Chapel Street.  It will head down Hoghton Street, Hill Street then on to Lord Street. The event will include Veterans, Cadets and Armed Forces personnel, and will be attended by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside and the Mayor of…

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    Spalding21 June 2016


    The Spalding Armed Forces Day will include: A meet and greet reception for Civic members, Serving Aremed Forces Peronnel and their families A parade through the town centre with Cadets, Reservists, Regular Armed Forces personnel and Veterans, and A Drumhead Service and a light buffet lunch afterwards. There will also…

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    St Helier25 June 2016

    Jersey Armed Forces & Reserves Day Celebrations

    The day will include a parade, static displays, marching bands, the uniformed emergency services, catering, beer tent, traders, military vehicles from different eras, demonstrations and will be supported by service charities including ABF – The Soldiers Fund, Holidays for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

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    Stirling18 June 2016

    Stirling Armed Forces Day and Military Show

    There will be a Parade from Stirling city centre to King’s Park, followed by an afternoon of fun and entertainment. The day will include Military displays, stalls, stage entertainment and an arena with military displays. Free entry for all!

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    Stockport25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Stockport

    A joint venture with the Hazel Grove Royal British Legion (RBL) and the Royal Oak.  There is no entry cost – just come along and enjoy the day! Castle Street will be closed off so we can have displays from the following: Army/Navy/Air cadets Military vehicle trust (MVT) 103 Regiment…

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    Stockto on Tees20–30 June 2016

    Armed Forces Week Stockton

    Armed Forces Week 2016 Activities and Events Monday 20th June 2016: Flag Raising Ceremony 10:15am Outside Stockton 10:35am Town Hall Join the Mayor of Stockton, members of the Armed Forces Careers Service, the British Legion and both serving and retired troops for this short ceremony outside Stockton Town Hall. There…

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    Stockton-on-Tees25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day at the Don war memorial bar

    Great family fun day lots going on including: Outside BBQ Re-enactment group The Time Bandits making an appearance. Raffles Cash prizes Cake stall Water bomb the staff in the stocks Small bouncy castle for under 5s Colouring books Free teas and coffees for veterans throughout the day Come and visit…

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    Stoke-on-Trent26 June 2016


    North Staffs Armed Forces Celebration Day celebrates and honours military members past and present, including Cadets and Veterans. There will be a full Military Parade and Drumhead Service, followed by an afternoon of family music and entertainment.  There will be various military displays, including vehicles and assault courses.  There will…

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    Stowmarket25 June 2016

    Suffolk Armed Forces Day 2016

    Each year, a different area of the county is chosen to hold the Armed Forces Day event, and Mid Suffolk has been confirmed as this year’s location. Armed Forces Day is an annual, national campaign that gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of…

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    Sunderland24–26 June 2016

    Armed Forces Weekend Sunderland

    Friday 24 June:  Opening Ceremony including Last Night of the Proms family sing along and Veterans Reunion. Saturday 25 June: Military Day.  Military March, football competition and jam-packed entertainment including singers, dancers, performers, climbing wall, assault course, stalls, fairground rides, competitions, Lazer Quazer and lots more family entertainment. Evening (6pm…

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    Swindon25 June 2016

    Swindon Armed Forces Day 2016

    The main function of the event is to give the residents of Swindon the opportunity to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, Veterans and Cadets. There will be military displays, an entertainment programme, food…

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    Swindon25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day – Swindon

    A celebration of the Armed Forces with many acts, bands and demonstrations. This year Swindon Rugby Club have offered to host the event and work with us to make the event a success.

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    Tewkesbury26 June 2016

    We Salute You Armed Forces Day Show

    Enjoy an evening of nostalgic music organised by members of Tewkesbury Royal British Legion Club especially to mark Armed Forces Day.  Join ex-servicemen and women in our Music Hall setting and enjoy the sounds of the Crescendo Big Band, an 18 piece swing dance band who will take you back…

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    Trowbridge25–26 June 2016

    Wiltshire Armed Forces Day; Veterans Celebrations

    A day of activities and displays to show our appreciation of Armed Forces past, present and future. Serving and veteran groups, cadet units, marching bands, flypast, re-enactors plus skirmish, entertainers, catering, beer tent, traders, charities, military vehicles from different eras, classic cars. Something for all the family and all ages.

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    Weston-super-Mare18–19 June 2016

    Weston Armed Forces Weekend

    The 2016 Armed Forces Day will again take place on the same weekend as Weston Air Show, which last year generated in excess of 170,000 visitors over the weekend. The event is formed around four major components – Parade, Armed Forces Village, Arena Displays and Drumhead Service. • The Parade…

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    Whitby25 June 2016

    Whitby Armed Forces Day

    A day to recognise the contributions that the Armed Forces serving personnel, veterans, cadets and their families make and have made to the nation. There will be attractions, information and displays which promote the role the Armed Forces have in our community.

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    Wisbech19 June 2016

    Wisbech AFD 2016

    A free event and open to all.  It will pay tribute to the service of local veterans and current serving service personnel and their families. The event will feature a display of military vehicles, stalls from local ex-Service Associations, a local Air Museum, local Cadet Forces, Military Charities and other…

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    Wolverhampton25 June 2016

    Armed Forces Day Celebration by Staffordshire Regiment Association

    There will be: Demonstrations by two dance schools of mixed ages; Static vintage military vehicles on display; Two bouncy castles (self regulated & insured); An Airlift range, strictly managed by range masters, and separately insured and risk assessed (closed to children under ten, who will have to be supervised); Other activities…

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    Worksop25 June 2016

    Veterans Breakfast on Armed Forces Day

    Breakfast and banter. Open to Veterans and serving members of all the Armed Forces, and their supporters. 25% discount for scran. Come and join in; bring your sense of humour.

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    York25 June 2016


    York is extremely proud of its Military History, having been a Garrison Town since AD71. Armed Forces Day provides an opportunity for the Services past, present and future to come together in the City Centre giving the visitors and residents of York an opportunity to learn more about them, to…

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