Saturday 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day

Free family event to mark

Armed Forces Day - Saturday 29 June 2019

A four man parachute jump out of a helicopter into Wolverhampton’s West Park will provide the finale to a spectacular free day of entertainment as the city marks national Armed Forces Day at the end of the month.

Armed Forces Day, which this year takes place on Saturday 29 June, is a chance for people to show their support for the whole armed forces community - from currently serving troops and their families, to veterans and cadets.

West Park will be buzzing with activities for people of all ages as it becomes the focus of family celebrations between 12noon and 4.30pm.

The event kicks off with a military parade featuring local serving personnel which will begin in West Park at 12noon led by the RAF Cosford Voluntary Band. There will be live music from George Formby tribute act Joe James Thomas, The Miss Fortunes Vintage Trio and high energy party band The Replicas.

This free family fun event, hosted by Dicky Dodd from Signal 107, will also feature a fun fair, street food traders, bars, face painting and an appearance from Wolves FC mascots Wolfie and Wendy.
There will also be demonstrations from the city’s cadet groups and military forces in the event arena and the chance to meet and chat with our local forces as well as information stands.

The finale of the event will be a skydiving display from The Wings Parachute Display Team which takes place at 4pm (weather permitting) with four parachutists jumping from a helicopter and landing into the event arena. 

Tickets are not required and everyone is welcome – just turn up and enjoy a great day out with the whole family!

Wolverhampton city centre businesses are supporting armed forces personnel and blue light services employees. Visit Enjoy Wolverhampton to view the offers and discounts available.

 


Programme

 

Time

What’s happening?

Where?

12noon

Military parade led by RAF Cosford Voluntary Band

Event arena

12:30pm

Live music from
The Miss Fortunes Vintage Trio

Main stage

1pm

Demonstration by
B Company Wolverhampton Detachment Army Cadet Force

Event arena

1.15pm

Live music from
Joe James Thomas as George Formby

Main stage

1.45pm

Greatest Showman medley dance and vocal performance by
Stagecoach Wolverhampton Performing Arts School

Event arena

2pm

Performance by
RAF Cosford Voluntary Band

Main stage

2.30pm

Rigging display by
Sea Cadets Wolverhampton

Event arena

3pm

Live music from
The Replicas high energy party band

Main stage

4pm

Skydiving display by
The Wings Parachute Display Team

Event arena

4.10pm

Closing remarks

Main stage