Armed Forces Day 2023

Armed Forces Day 2023

Armed Forces Day 2023

An event to commemorate Armed Forces Day, a national celebration of the UK’s Armed Forces – past, present and future – will be held in Carlisle’s city centre pedestrianised area on Saturday, 24 June.

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Organised by Cumberland Council, with the support of local armed forces organisations, it will be held between 10am and 4pm in Carlisle city centre.

Organisations represented will include: the Cumbria Museum of Military Life, the Military Vehicles Trust, Cumbria Army Cadet Force, Duke of Lancs, The Solway Aviation Museum, The Carlisle United Trust, the Sea Cadets and the Royal British Legion.

The Armed Forces Day programme will also include live music provided by the Border Concert Band.

The Chair of Cumberland Council, Councillor Carni McCarron-Holmes will also speak about the council’s commitment to the Armed Forces.

Cllr Carni McCarron-Holmes said:

“The event is an opportunity to show appreciation of the past achievements of our Armed Forces veterans, the ongoing work of today’s Armed Forces in maintaining the peace that we enjoy and the opportunities the Armed Forces offer our future generations.”

An Armed Forces flag will be flown from the Old Town Hall from 12noon on Monday 19 June.

Armed Forces Week will conclude with the flag-lowering ceremony on Saturday 24 June at 3.30pm. Attendees will include: the Chair of Cumberland Council, Councillor Carni McCarron-Holmes; the Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Abdul Harid, together with the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria or her representative; and the President of the Royal British Legion (Carlisle & Stanwix Branch).

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