Plymouth Armed Forces Day

Plymouth Armed Forces Day will be returning on Saturday 25 June 2022, and exciting plans are coming together to deliver an outstanding bigger and better event, celebrating 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.

This family-fun day, sponsored by Babcock, will include a great variety of thrilling activities and displays. There will be: parades, displays, interactive activities, choirs and live music, military bands and much more. With a full arena programme, hosting the formidable Field Gun Competition, thrilling military displays, there will be plenty to keep the whole family engrossed and entertained all day long.

We will be marking the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands, with a dedicated parade on Plymouth Hoe. 

Across the Hoe, a number of villages will be showcasing the most impressive, interactive military equipment and vehicles from the past, present and future, this is your chance to get up close and hands-on. Chat to the Service personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines and also the emergency services.

The Veterans' Village will see a wide range of local charities and organisations showcasing their work, offering information, advice and support. 

The main stage will host performances from local choirs and groups throughout the day, and from 6pm, a free evening concert will entertain the crowds with a fantastic range of live music for all to enjoy. You can sing-a-long and dance the night away, with the fabulous backdrop of Plymouth Sound, with a fantastic headline act being announced soon! Stay tuned for the full programme.

Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony

The Armed Forces flag will be raised outside the Plymouth Guildhall on Monday 20 June 2022, at 10am at a formal ceremony, marking the start of Armed Forces Week. The flag will fly in Plymouth all week in celebration of our military personnel, past and present.

Rehabilitation Triathlon, hosted by the Royal Marines

On Thursday 23 June 2022, also on Plymouth Hoe, you will be able to show your support and admiration to the athletes in the Rehabilitation Triathlon, hosted by the Royal Marines.  A triathlon like no other, this event will get your adrenalin going as you see the pure determination and commitment of these outstanding athletes including Paralympian’s and Invictus Games competitors.  

It is expected that over 200 participants from the UK Tri-services, will attend this event, which will include a swim in the art-deco Tinside Lido, followed by cycle time trials across the Hoe, and then athletes move onto static rowing machines on the Hoe promenade before crossing the finishing line.  The all-important Awards Ceremony will be held on the main stage on Plymouth Hoe. Come along and show your support!