Armed Forces Weekend

Show your support for our country's Armed Forces during Armed Forces Weekend at the Arboretum.

Join us at this celebratory event to recognise the service and work of our Armed Forces.

**Please note due to a technical fault today's, Sunday 27 June, Dakota flypast has unfortunately been cancelled due to a technical fault**

With fun activities and entertainment for all ages, including Climbing Walls, Archery, Zipline, Veteran's Village, RAF Flypasts* and live music from Sincerely Yours, this is sure to be a fun weekend for the whole family.

We will also be joined by The Band of the King’s Division and The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals (Saturday 29 June) and musician Connor Pereira from The Band of the Army Air Corps (Sunday 30 June). 

There will also be a Food and Craft Fair featuring over 50 stalls from local businesses in Aspects.

*Weather Dependent



   

 

Sponsored by:

Briggs Logo

 

Our Armed Forces Day event is sponsored by Briggs Equipment, the asset management and engineering services specialist. They help thousands of companies with their fleets of forklift trucks, access platforms and specialist warehousing equipment, whether they are looking for finance for fleet investment or the engineering support required to keep it running smoothly. Find out more, learn about careers with Briggs, and even play a game of Forklift Basketball at the Briggs Equipment stand on the Army Parade.

 

 

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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
 

Saturday 29 June

 All day  WWII Children's assault course, Briggs Forklift basketball, Segway course, archery, travelator, zip line, climbing wall, DMS Whittington Battlefield Ambulance, Family Craft activities, SEO Training base, D-Day Vessels of Victory
 9am - 5pm  Food and craft fair 
 9am - 5pm  Veterans Village 
 9.30am - 10.15am  Sincerely Yours performance
 10.30am - 10.45am  Procession of RTTW Bikes
 11am - 11.20am  Daily Welcome Talk  
 11.20am - 11.20am  Band of the King's Division and The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals 
 11.30am - 12noon  Service of Tribute and RTTW cheque presentation 
 12noon - 12.15pm  Armed Forces Day parade and wreath laying
 12noon - 12.15pm  Far East Prisoners of War talk
 12.15pm - 1pm  Sincerely Yours performance
 12.45pm - 1pm  Armed Forces Memorial Talk
 1.15pm - 1.45pm  Band of the King's Division and The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
 1.30pm - 1.45pm  Shot at Dawn talk
 2pm - 2.20pm  Daily Welcome Talk
 2.30pm - 3pm  A Spotlight On: Silent Testimony (advanced booking recommended)
 2.30pm - 3pm  Sincerely Yours
 2.58pm  Hurricane Flypast (weather dependant, time subject to change)
 3.15pm - 3.45pm  Band of the King's Division and The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
 4pm - 4.45pm  Sincerely Yours performance



Sunday 30 June

 All day  WWII Children's assault course, Briggs Forklift basketball Segway course, archery, travelator, zip line, climbing wall, Spider Mountain, DMS Whittington Battlefield Ambulance, Family Craft activities, SEO Training base, D-Day Vessels of Victory 
 9am - 5pm  Food and craft fair 
 9am - 5pm  Veterans Village 
 9.30am - 10.15am  Sincerely Yours performance
 10.15am - 10.45pm  Musician Connor Pereira from The Band of the Army Air Corps 
 12noon - 12.15pm  Far East Prisoners of War talk
 12.30pm - 12.45pm  Armed Forces Memorial Talk
 12.30pm - 1.15pm  Sincerely Yours performance
 1.08pm  **CANCELLED due to technical fault**
  Dakota Flypast (weather dependant, time subject to change) 
 1.30pm - 2pm   Musician Connor Pereira from The Band of the Army Air Corps 
 2pm - 2.30pm  Daily Welcome Talk
 3.30pm - 4.30pm   Musician Connor Pereira from The Band of the Army Air Corps 

 

All information correct at time of publish. Some activities may be subject to change.

Here are a selection of images from our 2018 weekend: