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Dazzling Show For Armed Forces Day In Guildford

Published on: 5 Jun, 2015
Updated on: 5 Jun, 2015

You can expect a fantastic show of military displays, live music and entertainment at the Armed Forces Day National Event at Stoke Park on Saturday, June 27.

The nation will be watching Guildford as local residents celebrate and thank all the armed forces.

Entry is free and no tickets are required to watch the parade or enter the Stoke Park event.

Army Red Devils parachute display

Army Red Devils parachute display team.

Music and entertainment starts at 10.30am in Stoke Park. The Armed Forces Day parade passes through the town at 11.30 am. The live action displays in Stoke Park start at 1pm. A Tornado GR4 Flypast leads the way, ending with the Red Arrows flypast, mass bands and beating retreat. Peter Gordon from Eagle Radio will be the MC.

Action will include army gymnastic displays, parachute displays, Merlin helicopters, Challenger 2 Tank, Chinook and artillery and light gun equipment. Entertainment will feature Bruce Foxton and his band From The Jam, Aldershot Military Wives Choir and much, much more!

Household Cavalry in full regalia

Household Cavalry in full regalia.

There will be fun on the Guildford Fringe Stage up to 5pm. Music and entertainment continuing on the Arena Stage until 7.30pm.

Cllr Matt Furniss, who is leading the Armed Forces Day for Guildford Borough Council said: “Stoke Park will transform into an amazing spectacle with so much to see both on the ground and in the skies above Guildford. The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force have pulled out all the stops to ensure the National Event for 2015 will be an Armed Forces Day to remember.”

Royal Signals White Helmets motorcyclist leaping through fire

Royal Signals White Helmets motorcyclist leaping through fire.

The details of this fantastic show are listed below. For more information visit or call 0330 123008.

  • Tornado GR4 Flypast
  • Royal Navy Raiders Parachute Display
  • Royal Signals White Helmets Motorbike Display
  • Royal Navy Swordfish Flypast (bi-plane from the Royal Navy ‘s Historic Flight)
  • Band of the Royal Marines, Portsmouth
  • RAF Falcons (parachute display team)
  • Cadets Drill and Band
  • Army Red Devils Parachute Display
  • Queen’s Colour Squadron
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast (featuring the legendary Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bombers)
  • Household Cavalry Musical Ride
  • Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) Gymnastic Display
  • 3rd Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Infantry Display (battlefield demonstration with loud gunfire and explosions)
  • Red Arrows Flypast, Mass Bands and Beating Retreat
  • The Band of The Adjutant General’s Corps – Ministry of Defence Band
  • Samuel Haughton
  • Remix Voices
  • Guildford College Performing Arts
  • Majella Yorston
  • Rock Choir
  • Bellytricks Bellydance
  • Thomas Hobbs
  • Patriot Girls
  • Aldershot Military Wives Choir
  • West End Kids
  • Charlotte Jaconelli
  • Performance Preparation Academy

The evening programme on the Arena Stage will feature:

  • Ministry of Defence Band
  • Thomas Hobbs
  • West End Kids
  • Patriot Girls
  • From the Jam



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