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Armed Forces Day Folkestone 2019: Free Community Fun Day

June 5, 2019 3:55 PM

Sunday 30th June 2019 11am - 8pm

Red Arrows 2013Folkestone Town Council are proud and thrilled to announce that our 11th annual Armed Forces Community Fun Day will this year include an exhilarating air display from the Red Arrows. Flying displays will also include parachute regiments and memorial aircraft, which are still to be announced.

Event organiser, Folkestone Town Council have further details to follow with regular press updates provided as the comprehensive event programme develops and further display stands confirmed.
Folkestone Armed Forces Day is a free family day out with recognition of Service Personnel, Veterans and Cadets past, present and future the prime focus.

The area to the rear of the bandstand is dedicated to stalls including a field kitchen, cadet's laser shooting tents, face painting, military benevolent organisations, vehicle displays, Great War Trench Experience, Flight Simulator, Funfair, Battle of Britain and weapon display stand to name but a few.

Veterans will be present on the day and many will engage with the public about their experiences in service.

Those attending will have the opportunity to visit the many stands and stalls involved with Armed Forces Day including the Royal British Legion, BLESMA, SSAFA, RAFA, RNLI who also offer a wide range of services and advice to forces personnel.

Attracting visitors nationwide, this year's Armed Forces Day promises to be unforgettable.

The MOD fully supports this Folkestone Town Council event and has contributed funding together with Folkestone & Hythe District Council and The Big Lottery Fund.


10.45 - 11:00

Main Arena:

  • The Princess Of Wales's Royal Regiment Band March From WW1 Memorial Arch Playing To Bandstand
  • Play On Standard Bearers And Cadets With National Anthem
  • Welcome / Introductions By The Worshipful Town Mayor Of Folkestone
  • Folkestone & Hythe Sea Cadets, Air Cadets And Army Cadets (2 Detachments) With Raising Of The Flags

11:15 - 11:45

Blue Falcons Gymnastic Display Team (Main Arena - Display Area)

12:00 - 12:20

The Dulcettes (Bandstand)

13:00 - 13:30

PWRR 'The Tigers' Parachute Team Display (Grand - Drop Zone)

13:30 - 14:00

The Princess Of Wales's Royal Regiment Band (Main Arena)

14:00 - 14:20

Bi-Planes Air Display

14:30 - 15:00

Cadet Units Tug Of War Competition (Main Arena)

15:00 - 15:15

Spitfire Air Display

15:25 - 15:50

Lindy Hoppers WW1 Themed Dance Act (Main Arena)

16:00 - 16:20

Red Arrows Display Over The Sea (View From The Leas)

16:40 - 17:10

Kent Military Community Choir (Bandstand)


Main Arena:

  • Mayor's Thank You And Farewell Speech
  • Muster
  • Prayers
  • Sunset And Lowering Of The Flags