Armed Forces Day Event

Fri 30th June, Sat 1st and Sunday 2nd July

2017 will be another fantastic weekend!

Friday 30 June

12 noon: Stands and stalls open

6pm; Entertainment and local bands at Remembrance Gate

1025pm (approx): Fireworks Finale.


The event on the Saturday (1 July) will be open from 10am onwards

10am: Stalls and charity areas open to the public

12 noon: Artiez Club: Choir (Remembrance Gate)

1pm: Parade gun fires, marking the start of the parade from Market Street to Cambridge Street / Knoll Street

Interactive displays throughout the day.

2.15pm (subject to change): - BBMF Display

2.30pm: RAF College Band (Remembrance Gate)

4pm: Local entertainment and bands around the Armed Forces Gate

5.30pm: Silhouettes Musical Theatre (at Armed Forces Gate)

6.30pm: Sunset Ceremony

7.30pm onwards: Evening entertainment at the Armed Forces Gate

9pm: Balloon night glow at the Leisure Centre car park.

1025pm (approx): Fireworks Finale.


Sunday 2 July

10am: Stands and stalls open to the public (until 6pm)

1pm - 4pm: Flying Displays (below subject to confirmation)

  • B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Hurricane
  • Harvard
  • Wildcat Aerobatics
  • Spitfire
  • Piston Provost