Plymouth Armed Forces Day
Plymouth Armed Forces Day is an annual event held in support of the national Armed Forces Day initiative. We love attending this wonderful event year after year, with everything from air shows, military parades, activities and a chance to get up close to a wide variety of aircraft. As well as a fun day out for all of the family, Armed Forces Day provides a chance for attendees to show support and celebrate the hard work and dedication of these brave men and women.
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Plymouth’s spectacular Armed Forces Day will be returning on Saturday 29 June.
Armed Forces Day is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community from currently serving troops to reservists, veterans, cadets and their families.
The start of the day will see the Parade of Standards, as veterans and cadets march across the Hoe promenade. Throughout the day, visitors will be able to watch the Field Gun competition with tri-service teams competing for the prestigious Babcock cup, the Unarmed Combat Display by 30 CDO Stonehouse Royal Marines and performances from bands including the City of Plymouth Pipe Band and the marching band of the Royal Marines, Plymouth.
From 5pm, an air display will take to the skies, starting with a rescue display from the Coastguard in partnership with the RNLI. There will be a flypast from a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter and an RAF Spitfire plane, and the spectacular Red Arrows will take to the skies for the final display.
Across the Hoe, a number of ‘villages’ will showcase the Royal Navy, Army, RAF, Royal Marines and the emergency services, with vehicles and equipment on display, information about recruitment and military personnel to meet. The Veteran’s Village, supported by Royal British Legion, will also see more than 60 local charities and organisations showcasing their work, offering information, advice and support.
The main stage will host performances from local choirs and groups throughout the day, including the Community Military Kids Choir and the Military Wives choir.
From 6pm, a free evening concert sponsored by C&G Catering, will entertain the crowds with a fantastic range of live music. The night will be headlined by One Step Behind, the UK’s leading Madness tribute band. Also taking to the stage is Scarlett Lee, last year’s X Factor runner-up, a Tom Jones tribute act and the Royal Marine Function Band.
- June 29
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