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Torbay Armed Forces Day will be running this Sunday, 1st July 2018.

Every year across the country councils and organisations come together to show their support for Armed Forces Day.

Here in Torbay, we’re no different, and on the 1st July a special event is being held to honor the British armed forces both past, present and future.

The Torbay Armed Forces Day event will kick off at 10am on the 1st July at Queens Park in Paignton.

Torbay Armed Forces Day Parade

A military parade will commence at 12 noon from the Lime Tree Public House, Dartmouth Road.

The parade will then move up Commercial Road into Victoria Street, past the level cross and turn right into Queen’s Road.

The parade will stop in the grounds of the cricket club.

Road closures are in effect during this time, complete with diversions.

Torbay Armed Forces Day this Sunday

Fully Loaded Day

The Torbay Armed Forces day is expected to be a fully interactive day with plenty to see and do:

Parade (Starting at the Lime Tree)12pm
Red Devils Parachute Display2pm
Samantha Montini – Vintage Vocalist3:10pm
Sandy Sparkle – Vintage Vocalist3:50pm
Andy Youngs – Jazz and Swing4:30pm
Samantha Montini – Vintage Vocalist5:50pm
Andy Youngs – Jazz and Swing6:30pm
Sandy Sparkle – Vintage Vocalist7:15pm
John P. Gudge – Country & Western8pm


During the Torbay Armed Forces day you can expect a number of exhibitors at the event.

These include the Royal British Legion, Royal Air Force Association, Parachute Regiment, SAMA 82, Air Training Corps, Brixham Battery. MACC, Type 21 Association, WW2 Re-Enactment SW, WW1 Artefacts and Owl Sanctuary.

Torbay Council Chairman, Ian Doggett said:

This is a wonderful family event which is strongly supported by the local community. Torbay Council is pleased to help organise this important event, and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped make it possible especially local businesses including Paignton Rugby & Cricket Club, Torbay Taxis Ltd, and this year’s sponsors Bays Brewery, Heineken, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. A special thanks also to all the volunteers give up their time to mark this special occasion.

Torbay’s elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver said:

Armed Forces Day is an extremely important event in our calendar. It helps raise public awareness of the contribution made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s armed forces.

It also gives our community the opportunity to show the depth of support it has towards the RAF, army and navy. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the event, and hope that this day provides a fitting tribute to all those who have served in, and continue to serve, our country.

Complimentary transport

Torbay Taxis have kindly agreed to provide complimentary transport for veterans.  Please ensure you do book in advance by the 20th June and quote the Torbay Armed Forces Day event.

For those parking in Paignton on the day, your nearest car park is Victoria Car Park, Paignton.

Checkout the Armed Forces Day website for more details.

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