Marching towards Armed Forces Week 2019

The countdown to Armed Forces Week 2019 has begun - and this year in Liverpool it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.

Marching towards Armed Forces Week 2019

by Culture Liverpool

This Sunday, 5 May, marks 50 days until celebrations start on Monday 24 June, leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June, with Reserves Day also marked on 26 June.

Once again, Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team is organising the programme of events and activities.

Highlights include:

  • Monday 24 June – Flag raising ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall – 11am
  • Wednesday 26 June – HMS Eaglet Drumhead Service at Exchange Flags – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 29 June – Drumhead Service at Our Lady and St Nicholas Parish Church – 10.30-11am
  • Saturday 29 June – Tri-service parade lead by the band of HM Royal Marines to the gates of the Royal Albert Dock where the event will be officially opened by Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Peter Brennan – 11.15am
  • Saturday 29 June – Military exhibition at the Royal Albert Dock, including military assets and displays, from 10am-4pm as well as performances by local choirs and military bands from noon.

The full event schedule will be released in June.

Liverpool City Council holds the gold award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme under the Armed Forces Covenant and leads on supporting all members of the Armed Forces community, including their families, in the city.

You can also find information on the national Armed Forces Day website

This year, the national Armed Forces Day event will be held in Salisbury. Liverpool hosted the national event in 2017.

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