Free event Family friendly


Sun 03 Jul 2022 - Sun 03 Jul 2022


10:00 - 16:30

Wakefield Armed Forces Day is a day of celebration! It is a real opportunity for the people of the Wakefield District to come together to say a big thank you to our military personnel and their families, along with our Veterans and Cadet Forces.

This hugely popular, free event will take place in the beautiful grounds of Pontefract Park and Race Course. The venue provides the perfect location for the Armed Forces to showcase their equipment and displays, and provides the public a great opportunity to meet the troops.

Visitors can enjoy a full arena programme including a flypast from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster Bomber, an exciting free fall parachute display from the Wings Parachute Display Team, military bands, children’s entertainment and lots of family fun.

A tasty food court will keep you sustained throughout the day and you can indulge yourself at the craft fayre. Check out the historic military vehicles on display and watch the always well-attended Military Veterans Parade, this year led by Ben Parkinson MBE.

And did you know Wakefield is twinned with a Royal Navy submarine? Crew members from HMS Agamemnon will be at Wakefield Armed Forces Day to tell you more and let you know what it’s like to live underwater!

A variety of charities and supporting organisations will also attend the event who will provide advice and support to our veterans community.

Wakefield Armed Forces Day is a family friendly event and really does offer something for everyone, whilst celebrating our Armed Forces. With free entry and free parking, we hope to see you there!

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