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What's on

Join us in celebrating our Armed Forces, with a day filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy and get involved with. There will be plenty of interactive displays, military vehicles and equipment to explore, plus recruitment information should you feel inspired and want to find out about careers in the Armed Forces.

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Veteran's Village

Visit the Veteran’s Village, sponsored by the Royal British Legion, to find a vast array of service-related charities that all do great work in assisting our Armed Forces community both locally, and nationally.

There will also be a great variety of local businesses showcasing their products and services, including renewable energy and training providers.

Military & Emergency services Village

Throughout the day you can visit the individual Military Villages for displays and activities, ask questions and learn more about the Force.

Don't miss the Emergency Village, where you can find the Fire Service, Police, Coastguard and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth. This area will offer something for everyone to explore and enjoy!

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Arena Programme

You’ll find the main arena along the Hoe Promenade, with an exciting programme of awesome activities, bands and parades, including:


10am to 10.15am

Corps of Drums of the RMVCC Band Plymouth

10.30am to 11am

Free taster sessions from Beryl Bikes and Endeavour Community Cycle Club

11am to 11.30am

The Parade of Standards, including Veterans and Cadets marching across the Hoe Promenade led by the Tavistock Stannary Brass Band.

All veterans are invited to join the parade


Red Arrows Flypast

Subject to weather and operational commitments

12pm to 1pm

Freedom of the City parade, Joint Hospital Group South West

1pm to 1.30pm

Free taster sessions from Beryl Bikes and Endeavour Community Cycle Club

1.30pm to 2pm

Corps of Drums of the RMVCC Band Plymouth


2pm to 2.30pm

HMNB Devonport Field Gun Demonstration

3pm to 3.30pm

Watch the thrilling match by Team Endeavours Punishers Wheelchair Rugby demonstration, Army v Navy

4pm to 4.30pm

The award-winning Rock Choir, the largest community choir in the country

Main Stage Programme

On the main stage there will be plenty of activity throughout the day:


10am to 10.15am
Armed Forces Covenant Speech


10.30am to 11am
Soundhouse Brass Band

11.30am to 12pm
City of Plymouth Pipe Band

1pm to 1.30pm
Military Wives Choir

2pm to 3pm
Plymouth Youth Symphony Orchestra

2.30pm to 3pm
Lipson Co-Operative Big Band

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Foster for Plymouth – free activities for children 

New for this year, Foster for Plymouth will have a variety of free activities for children to enjoy, including: Ariel, Rapunzel & Spiderman characters between 11am – 1pm, face painting from 11am to 4pm, colouring station, Lego and a football course.


Visit their marquee located on the Hoe Promenade (by the RAF Village).

Junior Field Gun Competition


This year we have up to 20 schools taking part in the Junior Field Gun tournaments. This exhilarating competition will be taking place throughout the day, within their dedicated arena near Elliot Street.

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Evening Concert, 5pm to 10.30pm

The entertainment continues into the evening, with a free live outdoor music concert on the main stage, sponsored by C&G Catering.


Dance the night away starting from 5pm with Shane Brierley, indie band The Vibes, rhythm and blues band Jessica and the Rabbits, energetic rock band Rockafella and headlining the show Dr Oz, the South West's hottest party band!



All of the above is subject to change, but was correct at the time of going online.

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