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ARMED FORCES DAY

30 June @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free

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 (and to the junction of Cliff Road) is dedicated to displays and stands including military benevolent organisations, military static aircraft and vehicle displays, Great War Trench Experience, Red Arrows and Typhoon display team flight simulators, Funfair, Classic Car Show, Battle of Britain and weapon display stands, cadet’s laser shooting tents, face painting and much more.

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME RUNNING ORDER

MAIN ARENA

10:00 – 10:25

  • Military Band Parade From Wwi Memorial Arch Playing To The Leas Bandstand
  • Band Play On, Standard Bearers, Cadets And Civic Party Procession Into The Arena
  • Welcome / Introductions By The Worshipful Town Mayor Of Folkestone
  • Band Play National Anthem
  • Folkestone & Hythe Sea & Royal Marine Cadets, Kent Army Cadet Force (Folkestone) And 99 (Folkestone) Squadron RAF Air Cadets With Raising Of The Flags

10:30 – 17:25

11:00 Victoria Bass – Wartime Themed Vocal Performance (20 Mins – Bandstand)
11:30 Raf Cadet Unit Band (15 Mins – Arena)
12:00 The Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers – Vintage Dance Group (20 Mins – Main Arena)
12:30 Sophia Stutchbury Wartime Themed Vocal Performance – (20 Mins – Bandstand)
13:00 Friends Of The Royal British Legion Community Choir – Folkestone (Bandstand – 20 Mins)
13:30 Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Air Display (15 Mins – View From The Leas)
14:00 The Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers – Vintage Dance Group (20 Mins – Main Arena)
14:30 The Andrews Sisters Vocal Tribute Act (30 Mins – Bandstand)
15:20 Miltary Wives Choir – Shorncliffe (Bandstand – 25 Mins)
15:50 Julie Pendleton – Soprano (Bandstand – 10 Mins)
16:05 The Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers – Vintage Dance Group (20 Mins – Main Arena)
16:30 Jubilee Pitts Air Display (10 Mins – View From The Leas)
17:10 Red Arrows Air Display (22 Mins – View From The Leas)

17:45 – 18:00

  • Muster
  • Town Mayor’s Thank You And Farewell Speech
  • Prayers
  • Sunset And Lowering Of The Flags With National Anthem

Details

Date:
30 June
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organiser

Folkestone Town Council
Phone
01303 257946

Venue

Folkestone Leas Bandstand
The Leas Bandstand
Folkestone, Kent CT20 2EB United Kingdom
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Phone
07967345901
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