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Armed Forces Day was officially on Saturday the 29th of June, but there are a number of events around the UK that are planned for the next few days and weeks. So why not take a look and see if you can get along to any of those listed below and show support for our Armed Forces this summer?

All the info is taken from the Armed Forces Day website which is:

London — 1 July 2019

1) Armed Forces Day Community Showcase

This year, Alfie James Productions will be creating a special evening showcasing new writing from local Playwrights and poets celebrating and paying respect to the Armed Forces and the remarkable work which they do. Including short films, short drama pieces, poetry and music and held in an intimate and comfortable…

Bishopton — 6 July 2019

2) Cottage Veterans Armed Forces Day Street Party

It is our annual AFD street party held in McCallum Way, in the grounds of Erskine Hospital. The event is organised by the Veterans that live in the cottages. The veterans are Ex Armed Forces with various degrees of disability due to their time in service. We have a buffet,…

Bearpark — 6 July 2019

3) Bearpark Armed Forces Day Funday

A free family friendly event held to celebrating our Armed Forces past, present and future. Flag raising, climbing wall, games, cadets, facepainting, sideshows, military memorabilia, refreshments and lots more!

Beverley — 7 July 2019

4) Armed Forces Day – Beverley

This year’s event will begin with a parade and taking part will be members of the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force from The Defence School of Transport at Leconfield, led by the Humberside Police Band. The Town centre will be full of military displays from reservists and cadets plus…

Brotton — 6 July 2019

5) Brotton Carnival celebrates Armed Forces Day

Brotton Carnival is an annual event and features a selection of side stalls and children’s rides and, also, a football competition for all local primary schools. The event starts off with a parade from the Community Centre to the playing field. The Carnival is free entry and open to all.…

Brynmill — 6 July 2019

6) Wales Airshow – Armed Forces Day Swansea

Armed Forces Day falls within the same week at Wales biggest free event – Wales Airshow. The event will include activities highlighting the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Activities planned are a flag raising ceremony and a programme…

Camberley — 6 July 2019

7) Camberley’s Armed Forces Day Event

Camberley is proud to announce its all new Armed Forces Day event on the 6th July 2019 in Park Street. Showing off Camberley’s rich history and close links with the Military, this free family fun event will be an opportunity for the local community to come along to show its…

Crickhowell — 6–7 July 2019

8) Blue Flash Beyond Horizons Armed Forces

A gathering and show of armed forces, veterans, cadets, community and business. A trek up and over Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. A Rugby Match between the Royal Tank Regiment and Crickhowell RFC. A bonfire and entertainment supporting the community and businesses of the Region.

Dervock — 6 July 2019

9) Dervock remembers HER “Armed Forces” family

There will be a dedication of a brass plaques for a Samuel Johnston MM and Bar [North Irish Horse] in St Colmans Parish Church, Dervock. Also in the Church Hall – we will have a small programme – comprining of an exhibition and talk, music themed around the villages connection…

Grimsby — 5 July 2019

10) Our community awareness and engagement day to celebrate the Armed Forces we value

We invite our community and members of the Armed Forces to our Remembrance Day event each year. We would like to build on this event and invite community members, Armed Forces personal, Cadets along with family and friends to celebrate with our students. The event will raise the awareness for…

Lisburn — 6 July 2019

11) Fun Day celebrating our Armed Forces

Lower Broomhedge Community Association are hosting a children’s fun day on Saturday 6th July. 2019 at Lower Broomhedge Hall 20 Lurganure Road Broomhedge. The event will include bouncy castles face painting hot dogs burgers mini golf balloon modelling and junior lambeg drumming competition. This event is annually held to bring…

Llandudno — 6 July 2019

12) Armed Forces Big Fry Up and Five a Side Bash

Blind Veterans UK, TNS Catering and the Royal Welsh Past and Present will be working together to provide an opportunity for our Armed Forces families and the local community to come together and celebrate the work of our forces with breakfast themed family fun followed by five a side football…

Newport — 1 July 2019

13) Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony

We are planing a religious ceremony, officiated at by the chaplain to the Royal Welsh Comrades, Newport, with prayers for all armed forces and veterans, and blessings for the flag and forces personnel. Attending will be representatives from serving personnel and veteran associations, as well as civic dignitaries and the…

Norwich — 7 July 2019

14) Armed Forces Open Day

Displays of Military hardware and emergency services. Displays from Veterans, Reservist, Cadets and associations

Pontefract — 6 July 2019

15) Wakefield Armed Forces Day Event 2019

Wakefield Armed Forces Day will deliver a fantastic day out, and aims to provide a platform to properly recognize the contribution of Serving Personnel; Regulars and Reservists, Veterans and Cadets through their involvement as both participants and spectators. The event will include a flag raising ceremony attended by Veterans, Royal…

Skipton — 7 July 2019

16) Skipton Armed Forces Day 2019

Every year Skipton hold what is known a “Sheep Day” on the first Sunday in July (Skipton means Sheep Town in Anglo Saxon). The footfall is around 18,000 and the entire High Street is closed off for the event. Last year we held Skipton AFD on the same day as…

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