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📅 Southampton Armed Forces Day

Guildhall Square | 1st July 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Southampton Armed Forces Day

Guildhall Square / West Marlands Road

Sun 1 July 2018

10am - 4pm

Southampton has a long military history and 2018 is the centenary year of the Royal Air Force, 100 years since the end of WW1 and the 10th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. 

There will be a parade and static displays to celebrate, support and thank our Armed Forces personnel.

The event will consist of a parade starting at Holy Rood Church at 11am through the city centre which will comprise of military personnel, armed forces veterans, cadet forces, re-enactors and marching bands, plus numerous wheeled military vehicles and motorcycles, many ridden/driven by veterans.
The military vehicle cavalcade will follow the foot parade and finish in Guildhall Square creating a memorable static displays  including aircraft and military activities & information. There will be a vintage bus displaying a film about the much-admired Spitfire plane, a stage with various musical entertainment including a Pipe Band and The Decadettes, a 40’s style singing group.

A Chieftain tank and a full-size replica of a Hurricane aircraft will also make up part of this memorable display.

Southampton has a long and proud military history. Come along to enjoy the day, have your picture taken with some of the exhibits and to celebrate the brave, local men and women of our Armed Forces both past and present.

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Website Address: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/event/southampton-armed-forces-day-parade/

Contact Email: afdsouthampton@gmail.com

Contact Telephone: 07788 371909

Southampton Armed Forces Day

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