To mark Armed Forces Day this year, there will be a flag raising in the city to acknowledge and say a big thank you to all our service personnel past and present. The Armed Forces flag raising ceremony will take place during Armed Forces Week.
There will not be an Armed Forces Day event on Plymouth Hoe this year, but big plans are being made for celebrating Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2022, with an awe-inspiring action-packed event.
COVID-19 Impact Causes Cancellation of Mayflower Muster and Rehabilitation Triathlon
Throughout the Mayflower 400 commemorations, the Armed Forces have been highly committed to the 400th anniversary programme in Plymouth.
Planning for the Mayflower International Festival included three elements for the week beginning 5 July 2021. The Rehabilitation Triathlon and the Mayflower Muster were planned building up to culmination of the Mayflower 400 commemoration year – the Mayflower 400 Four Nations Ceremony.
Thursday 8 July was planned as the date for the Rehabilitation Triathlon event on The Hoe with members of the armed forces taking part in the event from different nations, and the Mayflower Muster planned with navies from USA, Netherlands and UK on the 10 July on Plymouth Sound.
However, due to supporting the changing needs of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the limited available resources of the Armed Forces during this time, it will no longer be possible for the Armed Forces to commit to the Mayflower Muster or the Rehabilitation Triathlon events on Plymouth Hoe this July.