Armed Forces Day - Times

(All times approximate and programme may be subject to change)

Saturday, June 26

Noon to 5.30pm: Event opened at noon by Yorkshire Volunteers Band march from West Pier to Formal Area, Foreshore

12.15pm: Ravens Parachute Drop (TBC)

12.30pm to 1pm: Entertainment by Tony Peers production and Alastair James.

1pm to 1.30pm: Vignettes from the 1940s by Paul Nicholas School of Acting in the Formal Area.

1.15pm to 2pm: Yorkshire Volunteers Band perform on Sandside

1.30pm to 2pm: Tug of War competition on the beach opposite the Formal Area, Foreshore.

1.30pm to 3.45pm: HMS Explorer to sea

2pm to 2.15pm: Yorkshire Volunteers Band perform outside Harbour Bar.

2pm to 2.20pm: Vignettes from the 1940s by Paul Nicholas School of Acting in Sandside.

2.30pm to 2.55pm: 2 Yorks Freedom Parade and 1 Coldstream Guards Homecoming Parade step off from William Street Coach Park.

2.45pm to 2.50pm: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire Display over the South Bay.

2.55pm: Military parades arrive - via Eastborough, Sandside, Luna Park roundabout, Sandside, and Foreshore - to halt at the Formal Area.

3pm: Salute, welcome, inspection, civic and military speeches. Town Crier - Three cheers. Stand at ease, bayonets down.

4pm to 4.15pm: Service of thanksgiving led by the Vicar of St Mary's Church, the Rev. Martyn Dunning - two minutes silence followed by bugler.

4.15pm to 4.30pm: 2 Yorks & 1CG step off from Foreshore Gardens.

4.45pm to 5pm: Parade of Standards, veterans, cadets led by Yorkshire Volunteers Band step off from Formal Area Foreshore to Sandside, Luna Park Roundabout and return to Formal Area Foreshore. Last post, drop standards, reveille raise standards, fall out.

4.55pm to 5.30pm: Exhibits and displays continue until event closes.