Celebrate the armed forces community at this year’s fun-filled family event

Council News
16:50, Thursday, 6th June 2024

North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day will be returning to Scunthorpe on Saturday 22 June with a bursting schedule packed full of parades, displays, military equipment, live music and much more.

The talented The Veterans Big Band will be making a special appearance as part of the jam-packed timetable alongside the flag raising, land-based displays, musical performances and family activities that are all taking place at Brumby Hall Sports Ground in Scunthorpe from 11am to 5pm.

It is always one of the most popular events of the year and a wonderful free day out for the family. This year’s line-up is better than ever, with a packed timetable of activities and events for all the family to get involved in.

It’s a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community: from those currently in service, to veterans, cadets, and their families.

Things planned to keep the whole family entertained include:

• A parade featuring Cadets and Veterans from the tri-services.
• An interactive Cadet Village with games, challenges and more.
• RAF Air Cadets Band performance.
• Army Cadets Field Drill displays.
• Twin Tigers Martial Arts displays.
• Coritani Creative Taiko Drumming performance.
• Scunthorpe RUFC Exhibition Match.
• Kazbah Theatre ‘Chips & Fish’ puppet performance.
• Climbing Wall.
• Paintball Range.
• Mobile Bike Events BMX bike course – have a go sessions.
• Kids funfair rides.
• Stalls for local groups and organisations.
• Arts, crafts, and creative play.

A range of food and drink stalls will also be there on the day, including ice cream, doughnuts, burgers, Greek street food, cakes, fudge, iced slush, and an outside bar. A dedicated picnic area will be available next to the stage and attendees are welcome to bring their own blankets and camping chairs to use whilst enjoying the event.

Unfortunately, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will not be taking place this year.

Bag checks will be carried out on entry to the event. No alcohol can be brought on to site but can be purchased at the event.

Dogs are not allowed to the event except service dogs as the event is held on a sports pitch and livestock will be in attendance.

Parking is available at UCNL. Disabled parking is available at the sports ground itself; a Blue Badge must be shown.

Armed Forces Day is part of North Lincolnshire Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, having been awarded Gold in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Awards in 2020.