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Military Event, Sat 24 Jun 2017, free entry

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day


An event to commemorate Armed Forces Day, a national celebration of the UK's Armed Forces - past, present and future - will be held in Carlisle’s city centre pedestrianised area on Saturday 24 June from 10:00.

Stalls and exhibitions will be in place from 10:00. The Women’s Section of Royal British Legion will run a cake stall all day and will be providing refreshments in the Old Town Hall between 10:00 and 12:00.

Monies raised on the day from the stalls and raffles will be shared between the three Armed Forces Benevolent Funds.

The Armed Forces Day programme will also include live music provided by the Border Concert Band and a Cadet Drill competition at 11:00.

The Mayor will also present a Citation of Appreciation to the Armed Forces at 15:30.

A formal flag-raising ceremony will take place outside the Old Town Hall on Monday 19 June at 12:00 ahead of the events on Saturday 24 June. A member of the Army Cadets will raise the flag.

A flag-lowering ceremony will also be held on Saturday 24 June at 15:30. The flag will be lowered by a member of the Navy Cadets. The assembled veterans, serving personnel and cadets will then parade passed the Mayor of Carlisle to conclude the event.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Jun 2017 10:00


Free entry


Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

01228 598596





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