Plymouth will honour Britain's Armed Forces past, present and future during the Armed Forces Week.
There is a packed programme of events throughout the whole city.
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June 2010
Open Days at the RAF Harrowbeer Archives, Knightstone tea rooms, Yelverton, PL20 6EA from 10am to 4pm.
Monday 21 June 2010
Ceremonial raising of the Armed Forces Week flag outside Plymouth Guildhall at 12 noon.
Launch of Armed Forces Week in the Barbican at 8pm featuring the Plymouth Pipe Band.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Charity Rugby Match: Devonport Warriors versus British Armed Forces. The Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership is proud to sponsor a charity rugby match between Plymouth Albion's Devonport Warriors and the British Armed Forces at Albion's ground, Brickfields, Devonport at 7.15pm. Come along with your family and enjoy entertainment before kick off and support our Armed and civilian services, past, present and future who risk their lives for others. Please wear medals in support.
Thursday 24 June 2010
Lunchtime talk at 1.10pm at the city museum on the 'Heritage of Support to the Royal Navy at Plymouth'. Commander Charles Crichton will give an illustrated talk on the support to the Royal Navy at Plymouth since the days of Edward I. Ticket needed for entry.
Friday 25 June 2010
The 'Door of Unity' commemoration at the Minster Church of St Andrew at 12 noon. All welcome to join with the Lord Mayor and guests from the United States for this commemoration in the heart of the City. This marks the enduring friendship with the people of the United States of America, the many historic links with Plymouth and the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Door of Unity. For information call the Church Office on 01752 661414.
Saturday 26 June 2010
The Lord Mayor will open a Veterans Centre in the Guildhall at 10am. This will be an opportunity for people of all ages to find out more about the many organisations and charities which support veterans, service personnel, and their families.
Armed Forces Day service at the Minster Church of St Andrew at 11am.
By popular request the Plymouth Youth Concert Band and the HMS Drake Volunteer Band will give a splendid, not to be missed, concert in the Guildhall at 7pm. Doors will be open at 6.30pm, the concert ends at 9pm and there will be no interval but opportunities for members of the audience to use facilities as the stage is reset during the programme. All tickets are £5, children under 16 free (no concessions). Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Plymouth Hoe will see the celebrations culminate with a 'Salute to the Armed Forces and our Veterans' from 10am to 5.30pm, featuring exciting displays by young people, the emergency services, the Armed Services, aircraft and ships. The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the South West Pipes and Drums and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Ceremonial Unit will provide stirring music. The day will open with the annual RAF and Allied Air Forces Monument Service at 11am and close with 'Beat Retreat' and the ceremony of 'Sunset'.