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Plymouth Armed Forces Day

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Plymouth Armed Forces Day, in association with Babcock, will be returning on Saturday 24 June 2023, with an exciting day for all the family to enjoy on Plymouth Hoe, and celebrate our military and all the great work they do. 

Armed Forces 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.

There will be activities for all the family to enjoy and get involved in, from exploring military vehicles and equipment, to tackling the Royal Marines obstacle course. Explore the dynamic displays in the Royal Navy Village and chat to the RAF recruitment teams to learn more about the wide range of careers on offer, from Aircrew to Chef! Look out for the brilliant displays from the Emergency Services too, who will be on-hand to chat to you and offer advice, as well as explaining how they use their emergency equipment.

The Veterans Village will host lots of interesting and interactive displays, plus a wide range of charities and organisations offering information, support and advice, including training and recruitment opportunities for ex-Millitary Personnel.

Families can enjoy an exciting arena programme too, plus live music and the awesome Junior Field Gun competitions running throughout the day.

The day will finish at 10.30pm with a free evening concert, offering a selection of live music to dance and sing-a-long to. 

Visit the Plymouth Armed Forces Day website for more details


For accessibility needs, check out the dedicated event page, featuring information on maps, toilets, parking etc.


Don't miss the Rehabilitation Triathlon, hosted by the Royal Navy Recovery Centre Hasler

The Rehabilitation Triathlon 2023, hosted by the Royal Navy Recovery Centre Hasler, sponsored by AECOM and The Royal Marines Charity, is a Tri-Service adaptive event for Service Personnel on recovery duties and Veterans.

​The Triathlon will start with a swim in the art-deco Tinside Lido. The cycle will take cyclists on time trials across the Hoe and along Hoe Road and Citadel Road then returning back onto the Hoe promenade via Osborne Place. This is a slightly different route to 2022. Athletes will then move onto static rowing machines, before crossing the finishing line.​

​It is expected that 200 participants from the UK Tri-services and veterans will attend this event, along with International teams from the United States Marine Corps' and Royal Netherlands Marine Corps'.

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