On the Day

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The event will be open from 10am to 6pm

1pm: Parade from Market Street to Cambridge Street

Interactive displays throughout the day

6.30pm: Sunset Ceremony

Evening entertainment at the Armed Forces Gate

Fireworks Finale.

More details will be released as they are confirmed.


Last year, the Armed Forces Day national event came to North East Lincolnshire.

Each year, North East Lincolnshire hosts an Armed Forces Day but 2016 was a special one. The borough was proud to host the national event, the focus of the country's attention for the day.

From early in the morning, there was activity throughout the resort, from the North Promenade to the Boating Lake.


10am - 6pm - stands and stalls open to the public.

11am - Amphibious Capability Demonstration (beach)

1135 - Falcons Parachute Display team (beach)

12 noon: Red Arrows Display

1pm: Parade from O'Neills Roundabout to the Leisure Centre

1.06pm - Typhoon flypast

1.45pm - Motorised parade

2.20pm - Red Devils Parachute Display Team

2.55pm - RAFC Cranwell Band performs includeing Queens Colour Squadron display (Boating Lake)

3.30pm - Chinook Display

3.45pm - Military Wives Choir (Boating Lake, Bandstand)

4.15pm - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

4.15pm - All For One Choir (Boating Lake, Bandstand)

4.45pm - Black Cats Helicopter Display Team

5pm - White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team (Boating Lake)

5.10pm (TBC) Royal Navy Parachute Display Team

6.30pm - Band of the Royal Marines, Sunset Ceremony. (Armed Forces Gate)

Evening music at Armed Forces Gate:

Sarah Lowe

Shannon Reilly Trio

Hudson Lewis

10.15pm - Fireworks


Since the day, we've had some amazing comments back from those who attended, including many thanks and plaudits for the crowds who cheered as the parade passed. So a big thank you to you all.