Saturday 26 June 2021

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We look forward to receiving your event applications for AFD 2021 in due course .

Armed Forces Day events may be affected by COVID-19. Please contact the individual event organisers, using the contact details provided, for further information on specific events.

Event organisers should refer to the latest COVID-19 Government guidance or seek advice from their Devolved Administration and Local Authority.

 The latest COVID-19 Government guidance for mass gatherings can be found on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-guidance-for-mass-gatherings

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Aberdeen26 June 2021

1) Aberdeen’s Armed Forces Day Parade

A parade of serving military men and women, veteran associations, cadet and youth organisations accompanied by local pipe bands and vintage military vehicles march down Union Street leaving from Albyn Place at 11:00 , finishing at the Castlegate.

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ALDBURY26 June 2021

2) ARMED FORCES DAY

Celebration of HM Armed Forces achievements and the welfare support of the Royal British legion

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Andover27 June 2021

3) Andover Armed Forces Day 2021

Thrive Local is proud to be facilitating the return of Andover Armed Forces Day. This huge event is back again on Sunday 27th June 2021. This year, we will join people across the UK to say “Thank You” to members of the Armed Forces community – including current serving personnel,…

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Headcorn26 June–3 July 2021

4) Headcorn Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day 2021 Subject to COVID 19 restrictions on Saturday July 3rd, 2021 Headcorn Aerodrome will be taking part in National Armed Forces Day from 10:00hrs to 16:00hrs. There will be the usual airfield activities. Flying training, fixed wing and Helicopter Micro Lighting Parachuting Model Flying As well as…

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Askern26 June 2021

5) Askern Says Thanks to the Armed Forces and NHS

An outdoor community event, coincident with exit from Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions. Invitations will be sent to all serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces living in Askern, Campsall, Norton and surrounding villages. Armed Forces and NHS staff will be granted free access to the days events. Community at large…

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Beverley4 July 2021

6) Beverley Armed Forces Day 2021

Beverley Armed Forces Day 2021 will recognise the contribution made from across the armed forces and thank them for their services and sacrifices. There will be a particular focus on the 75th anniversary of VE and VJ day that we were unable to commemorate last year due to the cancellation…

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Bicester26 June 2021

8) Family Fun Day in Association with Armed Forces Day

The event will celebrate Armed Forces Day and be a chance for residents to relax and have some fun. There will be a host of activities, fair rides, music, entertainment and a dog show. Local charities and organisations will be invited to set up stalls, and the military will host…

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Blackburn26–27 June 2021

9) VLHM Armed Forces Day

We will be holding a vast amount of activities to run along side our mobile interactive museum , mobile airlift shooting range , live music , inflatable assault course , stalls , food stands and re-acting WW1 to present day dress up with military vehicles . We will be launching…

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Bradford26 June 2021

10) SHAPE- IMPACT Armed Forces Day Vision 21 Project

An occasion of remembrance of the sacrifices and efforts of the Armed Forces Community. This event will involve local service leavers and veterans of all backgrounds and in particular, include the contribution of the Commonwealth during WW1 & 2 and subsequent campaigns. This will resonate with the local population of…

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Brighton19 June 2021

11) BF Gibraltar Armed Forces Day 21

Firstly please excuse the use of STRATCOM as the registration address as it was the only way I could submit the entry. On behalf of Commander British Forces Gibraltar (STRATCOM TLB) I am wishing to register an AFD21 event for the service personnel of BF Gibraltar. Our aspiration is to…

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Alrewas21–27 June 2021

12) Armed Forces Week

The National Memorial Arboretum will be holding a week of virtual and physical activities to celebrate Armed Forces Week, including resources to help you get involved if you aren’t able to join us at the Arboretum. Please refer to our website for further details and updates.

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Cleethorpes25–27 June 2021

14) North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Weekend 2021

North East Lincolnshire’s Armed Forces weekend (AFD21) will be held on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June 2021 and will be a true public UNIFIER Post-Covid19 to keep the UK Armed Forces Community (Serving military, reservists, veterans and cadets with their families) in the PUBLIC EYE. We are…

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Cleethorpes25–27 June 2021

15) North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Weekend 2021

North East Lincolnshire’s Armed Forces weekend (AFD21) will be held on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June 2021 and will be a true public UNIFIER Post-Covid19 to keep the UK Armed Forces Community (Serving military, reservists, veterans and cadets with their families) in the PUBLIC EYE. We are…

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Darwen19 June 2021

16) Lancashire Armed Forces Day

Our event will be an open, fun day in the park. Several local armed forces charities, community interest companies will be in attendance providing a variety of outdoor activities and stands. These will include an Army assault course, a veterans living history museum, an air-soft range and a variety of…

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Denton26 June 2021

17) Tameside Armed Forces Day 2021

Tameside’s Armed Forces Day 2021 will take place in Victoria Park, Denton. This free event traditionally opens with a civic luncheon for specially invited ex-service/serving personnel with the Civic Mayor, Councillors, Aldermen and Freemen, MP’s and other civic and local dignitaries. The remainder of the day will be hosted from…

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Doncaster26 June 2021

19) Armed Forces day -Memories of war in colour

This is an art and creativity event. We will invite veterans in the local Doncaster area to join us for a memories day at the art gallery for a creative art session. During the day, we will introduce the veterans to different forms of art and they will be tasked…

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Dunbar26 June 2021

20) Dunbar Armed Forces Day

Dunbar Armed Forces Day 2021 will recognise the service and sacrifice of both Armed Services and Civilian Services starting with a parade including serving personnel, veterans, cadets and local NHS staff followed by a social event for parade participants. The parade will be led by the Dunbar British Legion Pipe…

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Cornsay Colliery4 July 2021

21) Armed forces recognition. Day

We will have a T-Party in street part style residents will have the option to dress up in armed forces uniform of their choice we will apply for road closure a band playing military music for years gone by. An event to bring the community together for a well being…

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Ipswich19 June–4 July 2021

22) Armed Forces Adventure Afloat

4 Day-Sails for members of the armed forces and their families, and veterans, onboard our Oyster 49 Sail training yacht. Participants will be full involved in all activities including hoisting sails and steering the boat. We do our best to accommodate people with disabilities however our boat is not wheelchair…

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East Grinstead26 June 2021

23) East Grinstead Armed Forces Day

East Grinstead Armed Forces day is an event for East Grinstead and the surrounding area. It will include Music, static military displays from reserve units. Drill displays by cadet organisations. Military weapons and vehicle displays by private collectors. A buffet lunch for veterans and their families.

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Eastbourne26 June 2021

24) Eastbourne Armed Forces Day 2021

Serving, Veteran and Cadets parade with Lord Lieutenant / Deputy taking the salute. Including association Standards. Arena displays by the local cadet units and a military themed dog show. Stalls and stands for all the local regimental and Arm associations and invited armed forces charities. VIP tent and various refreshments…

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Eastbourne26 June 2021

25) Eastbourne Armed Forces Day 2021

We will be having a March Past and Presentation, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex to take the salute with the local MP and Mayor. LL to review the parade and hand out EAFD 2021 Lapel pins to all veterans, serving and Cadets / MPCT. There will be various displays from…

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Eastbourne26 June 2021

26) Eastbourne Armed Forces Day 2021

We will be having a March Past and Presentation, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex has agreed to take the salute. Local MP and town Mayor will also be in attendance. LL will review the parade and hand out Eastbourne AFD 2021 Lapel pins to all veterans, serving and Cadets /…

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Gainsborough20–26 June 2021

27) Gainsborough Armed Forces and Community Day

West Lindsey’s only Armed Forces Day (AFD21) will be held on Sunday 20th June 2021 and will be a true public UNIFIER Post-Covid19 to keep the UK Armed Forces Community (Serving military, reservists, veterans and cadets with their families) in the PUBLIC EYE. We are organising and will deliver a…

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Great Yarmouth25–26 June 2021

28) Age Connected Armed Forces Tea Party

Age Connected Great Yarmouth will celebrate Armed Forces Day with an afternoon Tea Party with musical entertainment for the Older Peoples Community and members from the local area.

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Haverfordwest21–26 June 2021

30) Armed Forces Art Competition

The VC Gallery will be taking entries of paintings, collage and any art piece celebrating the Armed Forces today. We will run art sessions from Monday-Friday to support the competition, looking at the different roles The Armed Forces undertake across the world.

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Norwich27 June 2021

31) Armed Forces and Dunkirk Service

The annual Armed Forces and Dunkirk Service to honour those who currently serve in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and to remember those who served at Dunkirk. All are welcome to attend, current serving personnel and veterans. The service commences at 1100hrs.

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Kingston upon Hull3 July–3 June 2021

32) Hull Armed Forces Day

Two venues have been identified for the event and the most appropriate venue will be subject to covid restrictions nearer the date. The celebration event is to recognise the very strong links that the armed forces have with Kingston upon Hull and to recognise our veterans in the city who…

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Kingston upon Hull19 June 2021

33) Hull Armed Forces Day

The celebration event is to recognise the very strong links that the armed forces have with Kingston upon Hull and to recognise our veterans in the City who are represented across all sections of our City regardless of age and ethnicity. This will be an event for strengthening further, the…

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HULL26 June 2021

34) Hull KR Armed Forces Day

The event will be a celebration of our local Armed Forces. The day will include an armed forces rugby league curtain raiser, before the super league home fixture of Hull Kingston Rovers. Throughout the day we will showcase the work of our current serving armed forces personnel, who will be…

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Leeds3 July 2021

35) Leeds Armed Forces Day 2021

Hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Leeds will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 3rd July, 11am – 4pm with a free event on Briggate in Leeds City Centre. The day will include a parade, stalls, stands and exhibitions, plus activities for the whole family to get involved with,…

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Lennoxtown26 June 2021

37) BRAVEHOUND ARMED FORCES DAY DOG SHOW

BRAVEHOUND ARMED FORCED DAY DOG SHOW – An annual Armed Forces Day family event for the serving, veteran and civilian community. Representatives from all three branches of the Armed Forces join us to judge : RAF The Most Aerodynamic Ears Army The Best Salute Navy The Best Beard TO BE…

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LITTLEHAMPTON26 June 2021

38) Littlehampton Armed Forces Day 2021

A FREE action-packed family event in aid of the Royal British Legion to celebrate and honour those that serve and have served in the Armed Forces. The event will open with a parade and drumhead service which is attended by various uniformed groups and veterans. Following this there will be…

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West Lothian26–27 June 2021

39) West Lothian Armed Forces Day

We are planning a ‘Live Stream’ event to be shown on Social Media (including our West Lothian Armed Forces Day Facebook Page) to celebrate Armed Forces Day this year. We have a number of local Musicians who are participating in our event and performing for us to help say “THANK-YOU’…

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London21–27 June 2021

40) Fun Kids Radio Celebrates Armed Forces Day

Fun Kids radio will be celebrating Armed Forces Day over the fortnight to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June 2021. Children across the UK will be able to meet members of the Armed Forces in a Covid safe environment through DAB broadcast radio, podcasts and online interaction

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LONDON26 June 2021

42) TEDxLambethSalon: Armed Forces Trans-Legacy

I intend to organise a fully-licenced TEDxLambethSalon: Armed Forces Trans-Legacy in Lambeth Town Hall, which is already authorised by TED Talks, to invite 10 expert speakers to give brief, punchy talks about their specialisms on lgbtqia+ and, specifically, the enduring influence of trans personnel’s contribution to the work of the…

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Loughborough26 June 2021

43) Loughborough Salutes the Armed Forces

Charnwood Borough Council is proud to be once again organising a range of entertainment and attractions to recognise our Armed Forces. Regular contributors the Charnwood Veterans’ Breakfast Club, the local Army Reserve Centre staff, Royal British Legion bikers and the Land Rover Club will be making a welcome return. As…

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Lowestoft26 June 2021

44) Lowestoft Armed Forces Day

We will be celebrating our Armed Forces with some fantastic acts on stage as well as having Stalls, Arena events, marching bands, A spitfire and live music also a drumhead service.

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Maldon27 June 2021

45) Maldon Armed Forces Day

This free to enter event features displays from members of the Essex HMVA including restored vehicles, military equipment collections, as well as from Service charities and Cadets, We hope you will join with us to celebrate the varied role that the Armed forces has performed throughout history and continues to…

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Manchester26 June 2021

46) Manchester Armed Forces Day – A Big Thank You

Manchester will honour the outstanding contribution of the nation’s armed forces with a special day of activities and entertainment for the whole family. The celebration will take over St Peter’s Square on Saturday 27 June – from 11am until 4pm – to thank current serving members of the armed forces…

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Newark-on-Trent20 June 2021

48) Newark Armed Forces Day 2021

This year’s event will include a parade of serving & retired military personnel together with armed forces Cadets. In addition there will also be a Craft & Artisan market taking place throughout the day accompanied by music & entertainment, food concessions, displays of military equipment and Fore & Police Assets.

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Newcastle upon Tyne27 June 2021

49) Armed Forces Day Picnic In The Park

Our Armed Forces Community will be joined by local people to celebrate Armed Forces Day and to thank the Armed Forces family for their service and dedication to our city for a ‘Picnic in the Park’ at venues across Newcastle. The event will include military displays, entertainment and the unveiling…

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Northampton26 June 2021

52) Northampton Armed Forces Day 2021

Northampton Armed Forces Day event will recognise and celebrate everything the Armed Forces personnel has done for this country. This event will also look to educate the general public regarding multiple aspects of the armed forces. There will be stalls and Information stands from a variety of armed services which…

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Birmingham26 June 2021

54) Windrush & Caribbean Armed Forces Day

This unique represent the Armed twist of the Caribbean service personnel and veterans. The event pays homage to Current servicing and Ex-Service personnel of Caribbean descent. The day also includes films, music, storytelling. Plus a small parade and of West Indian Veterans.

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Penmaenmawr19 June–4 July 2021

55) Field-Marshal Montgomery’s Office Caravan Project – Armed Forces in WW2

The project is the building of a replica of Field-Marshal Montgomery’s Office Caravan in/onto a modern large box trailer to be used as a mobile piece of ‘touring Theatre’ and exhibition centre for a collection of artefacts relating to the life and military career of the famous WW2 Army Commander…

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Pontefract26 June 2021

56) Wakefield Armed Forces Day

Wakefield Armed Forces Day is now established as a major community event set in the beautiful grounds of Pontefract Racecourse bringing together the Armed Forces their Families, Veterans and Cadets to celebrate the outstanding contribution of our Armed Forces and Blue Light personnel. We have a really exciting day planned…

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quebec26 June 2021

57) Time to say thank you to our armed forces who protect and serve

We want to have an afternoon of traditional music and activities with support from the local TA regiment hopefully with machines and tents on the village green, along with a local brass band to finish the evening off in style. The afternoon would hopefully bring together all the services who…

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Ramsgate20–26 June 2021

58) FIGHT BACK Films Awards for Armed Forces

The Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival has created an international competition, THE FIGHT BACK Films Awards, to encourage veterans to use filmmaking and all its disciplines, to superate PTSD and re-integrate society. We hope that the event will also contribute to raising awareness on a section of the population…

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Redcar26 June 2021

59) Redcar & Cleveland Armed Forces Day

The event will have a number of elements including a parade of military personnel both past and present including cadet forces. There will be displays by a number of military detachments a military ambulance/field hospital. We will be building on the success of previous years events by providing singers and…

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STOCKPORT26 June 2021

60) Armed Forces – Garden Party Event

This year we propose to put on an exciting event to celebrate Armed Forces Day 26th June 2021. We will have fun, food, and fellowship. This will be an exciting event for our Armed Forces, both serving and served, their families, friends, and the local community. This will be a…

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Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 21–26 June 2021

61) Ross-on-Wye Armed Forces Day

Monday 21st June A celebration of Armed Forces Day events will kick start on Monday 21st June with a Flag Raising at 10:00 which will take part on the Market Square. During the week there will be a series of events, including: – Live history talks – Live performances –…

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Rotherham26 June 2021

62) ROTHERHAM ARMED FORCES DAY VIRTUAL EVENT

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is wanting to reach out to its residents vitually to allow them to still have the experience of celebrating Armed Forces Day online from the safety of their own homes in a safe manner to recognise the sacrifice that our armed forces have made and the…

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Wakefield26 June 2021

63) Armed Forces Day at Rycroft Leisure

Our Armed Forces event at Rycroft Leisure will celebrate and highlight the service of women and men in the British Armed Forces, by facilitating safe, fun and informative attractions; bringing together people and families from the local and wider community. The event will be co-ordinated by a recently formed locally…

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Salisbury27 June 2021

64) Armed Forces Day 2021

Salisbury City Council will host the annual Armed Forces Day event on Sunday 27 June in Salisbury Market Place, Guildhall and Guildhall Square from 10am until 4pm.The FREE event offers a chance for city residents to support the past, present and future of the Armed Forces and its community. People…

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Scunthorpe19 June 2021

65) North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day 2021

Save the date for the North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day 2021 as it returns on Saturday June 19 at Brumby Hall Sports Field . Enjoy a day of family fun whilst showing your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community; from those currently in…

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Sleaford21 June 2021

66) Armed Forces Day Flag Raising and Veteran’s lunch

We begin our celebrations with the traditional Armed Forces Flag Raising ceremony in the Grounds of St Deny’s Church, alongside Sleaford Market Place square at 10.30am on the 21st June. This will feature a Veteran Bugler and attended by representatives from our local RAF Cranwell and RAF Digby, local dignitaries,…

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South Shields20 June 2021

67) Armed Forces Day

This annual event is run by Badlanders Motorcycle Club with support from South Tyneside Council. The day starts with a cavalcade of approximately 500 bikes followed by a parade of troops, veterans and cadets accompanied by a pipe band. The Mayor and Lord Lieutenant inspect the troops which is followed…

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Southport27 June 2021

68) Southport Armed Forces Day

Sunday 27h June Local Veterans from SSAFA Sefton (The Armed Forces Charity) based at RAF Woodvale are preparing to hold 2021 Armed Forces Day event at the Town Hall (Princess Diana Memorial Gardens) in front of the Southport Town Hall. Starting the event off with a Drumhead Service at 10:30…

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Stanley27 June 2021

69) Armed Forces Day – Stanley

The event is an Armed Forces Day event, featuring serving armed forces, veterans and cadet forces. It is a family friendly event, the street will be dressed in red, white and blue bunting and there will be a number of armed forces present in addition to other armed forces themed…

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Stevenage26 June 2021

70) Armed Forces Day

Armed forces day has been a successful event delivered in Stevenage Town Centre (not delivered 2020 due to the Pandemic). For 2021, we want to go ahead with a revised plan for the day, to include: – a tank for display – cornered off so shoppers cannot access the tank…

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Stirling21–26 June 2021

71) Armed Forces Day at Stirling School of English

A weeklong exhibition that showcases the art work of current students of the Stirling School of English (Scottish Charity, SC0 29640) and their real lived experiences, economic migrants, refugees but also showcases to the public the ongoing support – collectively they have for the men and women who make up…

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Stockton-on-Tees24 June 2021

72) Stockton-on-Tees Armed Forces Day Celebrations

Stockton-on-Tees Armed Forces Day will be going virtual for 2021, with lots of Armed Forces themed activities online for members of the public to join in with. There will be a selection of videos including themed singers and oral histories, along with information on the Freedom Regiments. Activity/craft packs will…

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Stockton-on-Tees27 June 2021

73) North Staffs Armed Forces Celebration Day

The usual event us a full military parade and Drum head Service,followed by a family fun day. Serving forces,cadets and veterans join together for the parade. There are always in excess of 3000 visitors. However, due to Covid Restrictions we have decided to make a film to screened on websites,media…

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Swanley26 June 2021

74) Armed Forces Day

This is a free event for the public and attracts young and old alike. The Army, Air and Sea Cadets are involved in the whole day and will be providing displays in a central arena. The Parade by the cadets will be the formal part of the day along with…

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Taunton3 July 2021

75) Somerset Armed Forces Day

Fun packed day for all the family, featuring marching Bands, Parachute Display, flight by the ‘Rocket Man’ Military wives choir, Static vehicle displays, Police Horses and Dog display, Reenactment groups, Kids zone (fairground rides) over 200 stalls and 25 charities. Free to attend, open to all in the heart of…

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Teignmouth27 June 2021

76) Teignmouth Armed Forces Day

The event will be for the whole community and will offer a variety of entertainment, displays and activities. There will be an opening parade which Veterans, current personnel and Cadets will be invited to take part in. There will also be a range of stalls supporting local community groups and…

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Telford26 June 2021

77) Armed Forces Day Launch of Telford Veterans Trail

For the last 3 years I have been attempting to launch the Telford Veterans Trail, which is a project to salute today’s veterans and serving HMF Forces. The trail involves Veterans buying plaques with their regiment details (other service details) and these will be laid next to the existing memorial…

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Tidworth26 June 2021

78) Tidworth Armed Forces Day 2021

We are back back again on Saturday 26th June 2021. We will join people across the UK to say “Thank You” to members of the Armed Forces community.

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Trimdon Grange19–26 June 2021

79) Armed Forces Family Heritage Fun day

We will be celebrating the mining history as well as the armed forces and other uniformed services by hosting a family heritage fun day also coinciding with the history of our area and Category D hosting a play performed by other professionals . We hope to bring all the community…

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West Bridgford26 June 2021

80) Armed Forces Day Proms in the Park

Armed Forces Day is marked in Nottinghamshire with a free concert and family fun day in Bridgford Park, West Bridgford. Thousands turn out annually to enjoy a patriotic programme of live music throughout the day from local bands and choirs , culminating in a a hugely popular last night of…

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West Bromwich26 June 2021

81) Sandwell’s Armed Forces Day

Join us in celebrating and saying “thank you” to the Armed Forces community in Sandwell who serve our country at a fun family day with activities and music. More details to come nearer the time, COVID19 dependant.

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Weston-super-Mare19–20 June 2021

82) Weston Armed Forces Weeekend

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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Weston-super-Mare19–26 June 2021

83) Weston Armed Forces Weekend

The Armed Forces Day has developed into a must see two-day event that incorporates a wonderful Air Show and attracts over 200,000 visitors over the weekend and is the result of 12 months dedicated work by the organising committee. The purpose of the event is to showcase the brilliant work…

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Weymouth19–21 June 2021

84) Weymouth Armed Forces Celebrations

A three day celebration to our Armed Forces based around Weymouth Esplanade. On Saturday, Historic Military Vehicles will arrive to all to view and share stories with the owners, Association awareness stands will be situated on the Seafront giving helpful advice and information to all. Entertainment by the fabulous Decedettes.…

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Wigan26 June 2021

85) Wigan Borough Armed Forces Day

Wigan Borough will once again be celebrating Armed Forces Day in Wigan Town Centre. Bring the whole family to Wigan Town Centre and enjoy a great fun filled free day out. Salute the troops as they parade from Menses Park to Wigan Town Centre followed by a display of classic…

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York21–26 June 2021

87) Armed Forces Celebrations

Various events across the City to Celebrate our Armed Forces Community and packs for our armed forces community including gifts, discount cards and other materials

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