Folkestone Town Council have announced the 13th annual Armed Forces Community Fun Day will include an exhilarating air display from the Red Arrows together with Flying displays by two Spitfires, Battle of Britain memorial aircraft and civil aircraft displays.

Folkestone Armed Forces Day is a free family day out with recognition of Service Personnel,
Veterans and Cadets past, present and future the prime focus. Veterans will be present on the day and many will engage with the public about their experiences in service.

The area to the rear of the bandstand (to the junction of Clifton Road) will be dedicated to displays
and stands including cadet’s activity tents, face painting, military benevolent organisations, military
static aircraft and vehicle displays and the Great War Trench Experience.

The Slackline School, Funfair, Battle of Britain and weapon display stands will be sited in the grassed area between The Grand, The Leas and the junction of Clifton Road / Clifton Crescent.

Trade, charity and food & beverage stands will be located on the lawns between the Leas Cliff Hall and WWI Memorial Arch with some sited in other areas.

With a full musical and dance programme at the bandstand from 10am – 5.30pm, interactive WWI
educational stands, varied free activities and charitable organisations: SSAFA, RBL, RNLI,
BLESMA, RAFA, Help for Heroes and much more, this is a fun, interactive and informative day for
all the family not to be missed!

It’s expected to attract around 50,000 visitors.

This year’s Armed Forces Day promises to be an unforgettable and historical event, spotlighting and showcasing everything the fantastic town of Folkestone has to offer. The MOD fully supports this event organised by Folkestone Town Council and has contributed towards funding Folkestone’s Armed Forces & Community Fun Day.

Event organiser, Folkestone Town Council will have further details to follow with regular press updates
provided as the comprehensive event programme develops and participants such as a military
band, and further display stands are confirmed.


Sunday 30th June 2024

10am – 5.30pm (Funfair open until 8pm)

By Ed

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