Plymouth Armed Forces Day

Plymouth Armed Forces Day – Saturday 24th June 2017 on the Plymouth Hoe Parade…

Armed Forces Day 2017

For full details see:

Armed Forces Day 2016

Armed Forces Day 2015

Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2015

Details: Plymouth Armed Forces Day – 27th June 2015

About Armed Forces Day 2014

Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2014Armed Forces Day 2014 provided to be another huge success with large numbers of people arriving to show their respects to our armed services, past and present.

Here are some photos and a brilliant video to show you the highlights of this years Armed Forces Day in Plymouth:

Video by Steve Wright Films, including footage from the Royal Navy Raiders Parachute team:

Video and commentary of the days key events by Sam Whitfield

Armed Forces Day 2014 web

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Armed Forces Day 2014

A HUGE line up of events are scheduled for Plymouth Armed Forces 2014 including live music into the late evening!

Air displays, parachute jumps, parades and performances by the chart-topping Military Wives Choir are just a few things getting people excited about Armed Forces Day 2014.

Plymouth City Council is putting the final touches on this year’s programme – which is set to offer a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Sponsored by Babcock, Plymouth’s Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday 28 June on Plymouth Hoe, against the backdrop of Plymouth Sound. Thousands of people, from home and abroad, will join the city in a celebration that will honour and pay tribute to the nation’s serving personnel, veterans, their families and the many agencies that support them.

See the full line up of the Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2014…

National Armed Forces Day 2012…

details of what happened during 2012

This year the Plymouth Hoe plays host to the National Armed Forces Day with a week of events leading up to the big day. Expect something BIG this year as the Army, Navy and RAF, past and present together with armed forces families and general members of the public celebrate our Armed Forces.

Plymouth Council dates and location list of events for the Armed Forces Week and the Plymouth Council’s website:

View: Special offers for service personnel and families

490 photos from Armed Forces Day – By Mike Pitches
Estimated 30,000 attended Plymouth Armed Forces Day National Event
Armed Forces Day Souvenir Guide out now!
National Armed Forces Day – 30th June 2012 – Getting to the Plymouth
Royal Navy Field Gun Race – Fast and Furious – Armed Forces Day
Plymouth National Armed Forces Day – Events Programme
Plymouth Armed Forces Day Fly Over Times
Plymouth Armed Forces Day National Event – HRH The Earl of Wessex to attend
Plymouth National Armed Forces Day – Red Arrows
One month countdown to Armed Forces Day National Event
Armed Forces Day National Event sponsor – Babcock International

[yellow_box]Special thanks to Plymouth City Council for permission to display the complete Armed Forces Day Programme (see below).

Be sure to check the Plymouth City Council – Armed forces week website and also Visit Plymouth for further information and also details of offers for service personnal.[/yellow_box]


9am to midday
HMS Argyll open to visitors
9.30am to 6pm
Armed Forces and Veterans’ Villages open

Arena displays and youth music

Time Event Location
9.30am Plymouth Beginners’ Orchestra Youth music service stage
9.45am Sea Cadet Corps field gun display Arena
10am Air Training Corps drill display
Mary Dean’s C of E Primary School Choir
Youth music service stage
10.15am Royal Marine Volunteer Cadet Corps Band and Rifle display Arena
10.30am RAF Typhoon air display
10.40am Morice Town Primary School field gun race
Devon Youth Wind Orchestra
Youth music service stage

Parade and Drumhead Service

Time Event Location
11.15am Armed Forces Day Parade steps off Citadel
11.25am Armed Forces Day Parade arrives Hoe Promenade
11.50am Drumhead Service Arena and main stage
12.09pm Signing of Armed Forces Community Covenant Arena and main stage

Arena displays, air displays and youth music

Time Event Location
12.10pm Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire display
12.18pm Royal Navy Historic Flight Sea Fury display
12.20pm Pennycross Primary School Choir Youth music service stage
12.30pm HMNB Devonport and HMS Raleigh field gun competition Arena
12.45pm St Peter’s RC Primary School Choir Youth music service stage
1.10pm Royal Marine Commando Display Team unarmed combat display
Plymouth Intermediate Youth Orchestra
ArenaYouth music service stage
1.25pm Air Force Cadet Band and Rifle drill Arena
1.30pm Singers Eleanor Fletcher and Tamsin Felbie from Devonport High School for Girls Youth music service stage
1.35pm Sea Cadet Corps Club and Hornpipe display Arena
1.45pm Air Training Corps Band display Arena


2pm: Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll and support tanker RFA Mounts Bay will conduct a steampast of Plymouth Hoe, with HMS Argyll firing a 21-gun salute in honour of the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex. This will be returned by the men and guns of the 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery. Plymouth Sound

Live music and entertainment

Time Event Location
2.15pm Salamanca Band of the Rifles Main stage
2.20pm Plymouth Soundhouse Youth Brass Band Youth music service stage
2.45pm Military Wives Choir with HM Royal Marines Band Main stage
2.50pm Plymouth Youth Guitar Ensemble Youth music service stage
3.20pm Music of the Night showcase with HM Royal Marines Band Main stage
3.40pm Torbay and South Devon Music Centre Youth music service stage
4.05pm One Step Behind (Madness tribute act) Main stage
4.10pm Cornwall Saxophone Choir Youth music service stage

Air show

Time Event
5pm Launch by RN Lynx helicopter
5.10pm Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota display
5.13pm RN Lynx helicopter display
5.20pm RN Sea King display
5.40pm RAF Aerobatic Team display – The Red Arrows

Event moves to Plymouth Barbican

6pm: Massed SW Pipes and Drums performance and parade leads crowds off Plymouth Hoe to Barbican for evening entertainment.

Also check the Barbican Waterfront website for details of the Armed Forces Evening events

National Armed Forces Day – Flag Handover

Photos by: Mike Pitches

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