Saturday 24th June 2017

National Armed Forces Day Parade – Liverpool

Liverpool is the home of the national Armed Forces Day celebration this year.

Around 1,000 serving personnel, veterans, cadets and marching bands take part in a parade, stepping off from St George’s Hall, travelling through the city centre and culminating at Princes Parade where a salute will be given by a number of special guests and dignitaries.

Activities will take place across the waterfront until 5pm and will take place in zones dedicated to all three military services. In these zones military assets will be showcased ranging from static aircraft, diving tank, survival equipment display, bomb disposal robot, RAF technology zone, tanks and armoured vehicles, right through to field operating theatre including a battle field ambulance, field catering demonstrations, field gun run, marching military bands, street theatre and family zones. (All assets are subject to operational requirements).

A Display Arena will be located next to Liverpool Cruise Liner passenger lounge which will give visitors the chance to see a number of capability demonstrations, ranging from Royal Marines unarmed combat display and military marching bands right through to an Army bridge building demo and a field gun-race between a team from RAF Cosford and the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales (the city’s affiliated ship). You can also watch the tri-services battle it out in a number of dragon boat races at Princes Dock.

Weather permitting, a number of flypasts will take place throughout the day involving aircrafts such as the Red Arrows



9am - 5pm
Saturday 24th June 2017

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