Armed Forces Day


This is the opportunity for the citizens of our historic city to honour and thank our Armed Forces for their dedication to duty, their sacrifice and their service to our country.

As part of Gloucester AFD we celebrate:

Serving Regular Personnel
Serving Reserve Personnel

What's Happening?
12:30 pm from Gloucester Cathedral to the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum at Gloucester Docks
Featuring a Military Band - the British Army Band TIDWORTH (incorporates The Royal Artillery Band, The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers and The Band of the Adjutant General's Corps).

From 12.30 pm to 5 pm
Come and meet our Forces, visit the stalls & displays!. Stalls include include: RBL, SSAFA, H4H, RAFA, WRENs Assn, Blind veterans UK, the SOGM, the Rifles, Air Cadets, 501 Sqn RAF, Freemasons, others are being added including representatives of the County Council and NHS in relation to the Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans support services respectively.
There will be entertainment from the Military Band, and local entertainers Tyler Evans and Georgia-May Matthews.
And to top it off an Historic Spitfire Fly Past (Weather permitting).

1220 - Parade blessing by the Cathedral Dean
1230 - Parade start, Cathedral to The Docks, Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
1300 – Background Music
1330 – Civics Flag Raising. Note this is managed by the City Events team for which specific invites will be issued by the City Council. Everyone will be welcome to observe.
1340 – Welcome speeches
1345 – 1645 spitfire flypast, entertainment (sequence to follow)

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Gloucester Armed Forces Day

Type:Armed Forces Day

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Custom House, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HE
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Soldiers of Gloucestershire MuseumSoldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, GloucesterThe Museum displays the remarkable story of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire who have served their regiments since 1694. It depicts their courage, humour, traditions and their sacrifices in exciting and colourful exhibitions for all ages.

This website was funded by Gloucester City Council and Gloucester Culture Trust through the Arts Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund, Great Place Scheme

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