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Armed Forces Weekend

The Hoe

Tel: 01752 306330

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Opening Times

25 Jun 2016 - 26 Jun 2016

Plymouth Armed Forces Week is an annual event held in support of the national Armed Forces Day initiative.

With 50,000 attending the event last year we are continuing to improve our annual event on the glorious Plymouth Hoe, and with this in mind we are developing a spectacular two day event which will be known as Armed Forces Weekend.


The intention of the day for Plymouth is to say a big Thank You to the Armed Services, their families and our veterans.

The aim of the event from the MOD; is to raise awareness of and support for our Armed Forces community and celebrate the outstanding contribution it makes to our country.

So our plans to date include:

Saturday 25

  • Military Villages from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Marines and RAF

  • Veterans Village with over 50 agencies and organisations

  • Static displays including helicopters, historic military vehicles and demonstrations

  • Veterans parade on the Hoe including over 30 Royal British Legion Standards

  • Arena displays featuring cadets, combat displays and marching bands

  • The Rifles Freedom of the City parade

  • Air displays

  • The Field gun competition between two teams from the senior service

  • Veterans parade on the Hoe including over 30 Royal British Legion Standards

  • The annual RAF and Allied Air Forces Monument Service

  • Children’s music programme from Plymouth Youth Music Services

  • Evening music concert


Sunday 26

During the morning 29 Cmdo Royal Artillery’s will hold a Feu de Joie, which is a military spectacle from the residents of the Royal Citadel. In the afternoon the Devonport Field Gun’s Assoc. will host a new junior field gun competition for up to 14 competing schools and there will be Air displays.

Details are still being finalised but we are working with the armed forces and our partners to stage a spectacular and exciting weekend of entertainment, air and sea displays and activities for the whole family.

More details will be release over the next few months.

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