Plymouth’s spectacular Armed Forces Day will be returning on Saturday 24 June.
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.
This year’s family-friendly Armed Forces Day looks set to attract more than 40,000 people as it promises to deliver a whole host of exciting and exhilarating displays, interactive activities, military bands, parades and a not to be missed air show featuring death defying acrobatics.
The spectacular air display will take place between 4.20pm to 6.05pm, you will see the following: *Strikemaster Jet, Muscle Pitts the ultimate high energy aerobatics biplane, TRIG display, Calidus Gyro display, BBMF RAF Dakota, Breitling Wing Walkers formation display, Extra 330 aerobatic display team, Sea Vixen Fighter, Team Raven formation aerobatic display team, and hopefully Chinook too.
Military hardware including weapons displays, static helicopters, military vehicles and equipment will also be on show as well as the popular and exciting arena programme. One of the highlights this year is the Senior Field Gun competitions featuring HMNB Devonport, HMS Raleigh and HMS Ocean.
The Royal Navy, Army, RAF, Royal Marines and Veterans’ organisations, charities and the Emergency Services will all be showcasing their services in a variety of ‘Villages’ set out across the Hoe.
It is expected more than 120 exhibitors will be on display and organisers hope more people than ever before will come along and enjoy the day.
In the evening Plymouth Hoe will be transformed, with thousands of people expected to flock for the free concert. Acts confirmed so far include the popular Military Wives Choir, Joey and the Lips and eighties favourite Toyah Willcox.
The day is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to reservists, veterans, cadets and their families.
More information on the days events coming soon.
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- The Royal British Legion at Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2016
- The Devon Army Cadet Force at Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2016