Scarborough Armed Forces Day returns for it’s 10th anniversary providing an opportunity for you to thank the British Armed Forces for their selfless bravery and heroism. South Bay will close to traffic for the event as the Foreshore, West Pier and Sandside prepares to welcome over 25,000 visitors to a FREE event which is set to be the biggest and most popular Armed Forces Day yet.
The day starts at 10 am and goes on until 5 pm, with events including,
RICH GOODWINS MUSCLE BIPLANE
A VARIETY OF VINTAGE STALLS
A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
This is a spectacular event that has excited and moved crowds from all over the UK. Scarborough provides a beautiful backdrop for everything, whether it be the enchanting aerial displays showing off our wonderful skies and coastline, or the lovely atmosphere created by the Vintage stalls on the West Pier, wartime music and songs, marching bands and the general hustle and bustle of such a day. The atmospheric Thanksgiving Service offers all an opportunity to reflect and give thanks and thought to all those lives lost in times of conflict and honors all our heroes.
To add even more excitement to this very special event, The Open Air Theatre is hosting the wonderful ALFIE BOE, providing us all with a beautiful and dramatic end to this wonderful day. For more information on ticket sales and times for this , please click on here and you will be taken to the Open Air website for assistance.
It has to be noted that the Red Arrows had been reported to be visiting again this year, but unfortunately this is not the case. However, nearer the event date, there will be more details given as to what will be taking to the sky. In past years, we have had an array of different aeroplanes, including World War 1 and 2 Bombers, Vulcans and Spitfires, so watch this space!
LATEST UPDATE ON ARMED FORCES EVENTS
It has been confirmed that there will be two spectacular aerial displays at this years event; the world renowned ‘Blades Aeronautical Display Team’, this being made up entirely of former RAF Red Arrows pilots, and the Muscle Biplane from Rich Goodwin Airshows. Both will perform high energy and awe inspiring aerobatics. Completing this aerial line up, there will be a flypast from an RAF DAKOTA.
The days programme will also include an RNLI air to sea rescue training exercise, a Sea Cadets gun run challenge against a visiting Northampton team and the Yorkshire Corps of Drums and Yorkshire Volunteers Band that will be performing throughout the day.
This years remembrance will be marking the centenary year of the end of World War One and also the 100th Birthday of the Royal Air Force with tributes, special exhibits and music.