Armed Forces Day 2017

Show your support for our country's Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day at the Arboretum.

Join us at this celebratory event, kindly support by Central England Co-operative, to recognise the service and work of our Armed Forces. Activities during Armed Forces Day at the National Memorial Arboretum will include:

 Time

 Activity

  Location

9am

National Memorial Arboretum opens

9am – 5pm

Family Adventure activities – WWI Assault Course, Segways, Zip Line, Archery, Climbing and bouldering walls, Cave Exploration

9am – 4.30pm

WWI Above Ground Trench and Costumed Interpreters

9.45am

Sincerely Yours performance

Heroes’ Square

9am – 4.30pm

Food & Gift Fair

The Pavilion Marquee

9am – 5pm

Family Craft Activities

The Millennium Chapel

9am – 5pm

Veterans’ Village

Naval Review

9am – 5pm

NMA Friends

Millennium Avenue

9am – 5pm

Central England Co-operative

Millennium Avenue

9am – 5pm

Burton Albion Community Trust – Football Skills

Naval Review

10.20am

Band performance

Armed Forces Memorial

10.30am

Procession of Ride to the Wall bikes

Armed Forces Memorial

10.45am

Service of Tribute and wreath laying

Armed Forces Memorial

11.15am

Sincerely Yours performance

Heroes’ Square

11.50am

Muster for Armed Forces Day parade

Falklands Memorial

12noon

Armed Forces Day parade

Millennium Avenue

12noon

Squirrel Flypast*

12.15pm

Hawkwise Falconry Display

Naval Review

12.20pm

Ride to the Wall cheque presentation

Armed Forces Memorial

12.45pm

Sincerely Yours performance

Heroes’ Square

Burton Sea Cadet Drill Display

Naval Review

12.55pm

DMS Whittington Field Gun Display

Millennium Avenue

1.45pm

Hawkwise Falconry Display

Naval Review

2pm

Griffin Flypast*

Sincerely Yours performance

Heroes’ Square

2.15pm

Burton Sea Cadet Drill Display

Naval Review

2.30pm

Spotlight On… The Vulcan in the Falklands Conflict. Please visit the welcome desk to book

Millennium Chapel

2.45pm

Pacesetters dog display

Naval Review

2.55pm

DMS Whittington Field Gun Display

Millennium Avenue

3pm

The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals performance

Heroes’ Square

4.00pm

Spitfire Flypast*

4pm

The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals performance

Heroes’ Square

5pm

National Memorial Arboretum closes

Children's Arboretum Cadet Training
Our younger visitors will be able to complete four of the following activities; WWI Assault Course, Segways, Zip Line, Archery, Climbing Wall and Mobile Cave Exploration to pass out as a full Armed Forces Day cadet. Once you have completed your training, report to the NMA Friends Chalet off Millennium Avenue to pass out and collect your certificate.

Please click here to download a copy of our Armed Forces Day programme.

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Date
Time
9am - 5pm
Venue
National Memorial Arboretum
Admission
Free - donations appreciated
Contact
Tel: 01283 245 100, email: info@thenma.org.uk
 

 

 

Armed Forces Day Parade
Please click here to download more information about participating in our Armed Forces Day Parade.

Armed Forces Memorial
Please note; the Armed Forces Memorial will be closed periodically to the public until 12.30pm on Armed Forces Day.

All information correct at time of print.

*This activity is weather dependent


Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK.  A modern, forward-looking organisation it employs over 8,000 staff, with gross sales of £927 million in 2016/17. The Society recently celebrated being named Leading Co-operative of the Year 2016 by Co-operatives UK. The Society’s principal areas of activity are food, funeral services, and property investment. Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.