The 2023 Armed Forces Day takes place tomorrow (Saturday, 24 June), an annual event that sits very close to our hearts at Retain Limited.
Every year, the Armed Forces Day national event puts the host town or city in the spotlight, drawing national media and public interest. This year’s national event will be held in Falmouth (Cornwall) after Scarborough (North Yorkshire) hosted last year’s event.
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 presently serving troops to reservists, veterans, cadets and their families.
The Plymouth Armed Forces Day, in association with Babcock, promises to be an exciting day for everyone, with Plymouth Hoe being the venue. 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 challenging activities and the Army’s weapon displays.
Explore the dynamic displays in the Royal Navy Village and chat with the RAF recruitment teams to learn more about the wide range of careers, from aircrew to chef! Look out for the brilliant displays from the emergency services too, who will be on-hand to speak with you, offer advice, and explain how and when they use their emergency equipment.
The Veterans Village will host many interesting and interactive displays, plus a wide range of charities and organisations offering information, support and advice, including training and recruitment opportunities for ex-military personnel.
The event starts at 10:00am and families can enjoy an exciting arena programme, bands, parades, live music and the awesome junior field gun tournaments running throughout the day. The day will finish late into the evening with a free concert offering an outstanding line-up of brilliant performances to dance and sing along to, with the stunning backdrop of Plymouth Sound.
There are many ways for people, communities and organisations nationwide to show their support and get involved with many other events planned throughout the UK. We hope you can attend these events and show appreciation and respect to the armed forces community.