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30 May 2019

Armed Forces Day National Event military parade route announced

Salisbury is proud to be hosting Armed Forces Day National Event. The military parade will be a highlight of what is going to be a wonderful weekend celebrating and saying thank you to our Armed Forces

Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council

It's time to start planning where you'll watch the Armed Forces Day military parade through Salisbury city centre as the parade route has been announced.

It starts at approx 9:45am and will run for roughly an hour.

Regular and reserve personnel, veterans, cadets and blue light services will take part in the parade on the morning of Saturday 29 June through the city's streets as well as military horses, working dogs and vehicles. The parade will be led by the mounted dutymen from the Household Mounted Division and will finish with the British Army units which hold the Freedom of Salisbury.

The parade will be attended by HRH The Princess Royal and the world famous Royal Air Force Red Arrows will make a spectacular moment when they fly overhead.

Look out for the Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners and even a Warrior armoured vehicle taking part in the procession. Others taking part include The Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth, the Kings Royal Hussars, 22 Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers, 1 Military Working Dogs Regiment and the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, the Band of the RAF Regiment and members of the Queen's Colour Squadron.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: "Salisbury is proud to be hosting Armed Forces Day National Event. The military parade will be a highlight of what is going to be a wonderful weekend celebrating and saying thank you to our Armed Forces. This is a once in a lifetime event for the city and something we know people will not want to miss."

Free tickets for the three days are now available online but are going fast. You can book yours by going online.

The event is supported by platinum sponsors KBR Aspire Defence and Lovell and the official main charity partner SSAFA. Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community from current serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. Armed Forces Day nationally takes place on the last Saturday in June, this year it is on 29 June with the national event being held in Salisbury. Celebrations begin on Monday 24 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and landmarks across the country. Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much-valued morale boost for troops and their families.

For more information about Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 go online or follow us @SalisburyAFD on social media #SalisburyAFD.

Last updated: 5 June 2019 | Last reviewed: 5 June 2019

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