Armed Forces Day

23rd-24th June 2018


Weston-super-Mare is showing its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets, with a two day event happening on Beach Lawns.

Held on the same weekend as the Air Festival, the event will feature displays by the Royal Marines, as well as the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth, the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Pipes and Drums, local cadet groups, and The Marionettes.

Supported by Weston-super-Mare Town Council and Weston BID.

Armed Forces Day Events Programme

Saturday 23rd June

10.45am  Inter Service Cadet Tug of War competition – heats

11.45am Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth and the Parade  will form on the Promenade to the north of the Grand Pier

12.00pm Band and parade will march along the Promenade from the Grand Pier into the arena

12.15pm Formal Opening and Flag Raising Ceremony

1.15pm Royal Marines, Unarmed Combat Display

1.30pm The Marionettes

14.20pm World War 1 Centenary – Stories of 6 local people who served in War

14.50pm Field Gun Race

15.20pm Inter service Cadet Tug of War – Final

15.35pm Royal Air Forces Association present ‘The Red Planks Challenge’

16.05pm 290(Weston-Super-Mare) Squadron Air Training Corps Red Barrows Display

16.20pm Royal Marines Unarmed Combat display

16.35 pm Somerset Cadet Battalion, Army Cadet Force ‘The Silver Bugles’ Sounding Retreat


Sunday 24th June

12.00pm Royal Marines Unarmed Combat display

12.15pm 290 (Weston) Squadron Air Training Corps Red Barrows

12.30pm Band of TS Weston (Weston Sea Cadet Corps) Band Display

12.50pm TS Weston Sea Cadet Corps Junior Section Field Gun Run

13.00pm World War 1 Centenary – Stories of 6 local people who served in the war

13.30pm TS Weston Sea Cadet corps club and Cutlass Display

13.45pm Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display

14.00 Weston Brass Band Concert

14.55 Band Display

15.30 Drumhead Service

16.00 Muster

16.10 ‘Only Remembered’ sung by 6 servicemen and choir

Sunset and Evening Hymn

Lone Piper

National Anthem