Plymouth is making big plans to bounce back in 2021, and will be celebrating the armed forces with the awe-inspiring Mayflower Military Muster, part of the Mayflower International Festival from 8 to 11 July 2021.
Plans are coming together and we’re working with the armed forces, not only here in Plymouth and the UK, but also overseas, to honour our service personnel and our military history as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations.
The Armed Forces flag raising ceremony will still be taking place during Armed Forces Week. However, because of the time the military have committed to supporting the Mayflower Military Muster, the activity normally planned for Armed Forces Day will now be moved to the 10 July.
Our Armed Forces Day website also includes lots of useful and inspiring information about the Plymouth’s Military and its past, present and future, as well as support for Veterans, and the Community Covenant.
Mayflower Muster, 10 July 2021 on Plymouth Hoe
This will be one of largest and most exciting military events Plymouth has seen!
You can expect a showcase of the most impressive, interactive military equipment on display, from the past, present and future and an exhilarating ‘movie-style’ dynamic display. This awe-inspiring activity will thrill audiences watching it on the big screens who can also watch the live action taking place across the land, sea and air. With a full arena and stage programme, the Field Gun Competition, unarmed combat displays, military bands and choirs, there will be plenty to keep the whole family fully engaged and entertained all day long.
The Mayflower Muster will be part of the Mayflower International Festival, which also includes: The Rehabilitation Triathlon hosted by the Royal Marines on 8 July 2021 and the Mayflower Four Nations Ceremony taking place on 11 July 2021.
Find out more about the Mayflower International Festival
Find out more about Mayflower 400 commemorations