26 June 2012

Armed Forces Day

PLYMOUTH is just days away from hosting Armed Forces Day 2012 with events across the city watched by the eyes of Britain.

The city has been chosen as host for this year's celebration of the work and dedication of our armed services.

A packed day of family friendly activities will be taking place on The Hoe including military displays on land, sea and air.

The day starts at 9.30am on Plymouth Hoe with the opening of the tri-service and veterans villages and the interactive and static displays.

From 9.30am there will be arena displays starting with Plymouth Beginners orchestra , the Sea Cadet Corps field gunners at 9.45am, an ATC drill display at 10am and the RM Volunteer Cadet Corps Band at 10.15am.

Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Michael Wright added: “Plymouth has a rich and proud maritime heritage going back centuries so it is a great honour for us to be hosting the Armed Forces Day National Event.

“We’ve got a packed programme of activity lined up to mark the occasion, which will give the public a chance to meet both serving members of the forces and military veterans, find out more about what they do and get up close to and perhaps into some of the most impressive military equipment around.”

Full story with more events on This is Plymouth

There is a much better timetable of events on the Plymouth City Council site HERE

One nice touch is the free travel available with Plymouth Citybus and First for military personnel in uniform on the day of the main event:

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There is a large listing of the discounts arranged for the armed forces over the events available HERE

Lets just hope that the weather is better this coming weekend as it does give Plymouth a chance to show our thanks to the armed forces.

Elsewhere on the net

  • Most traveline regions allow you to search by locality and, if this were possible in Scotland, fbb might have been able to check what services were available and download their timetables. Public Transport Experience

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the nice post! Well written page indeed.


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