Armed Forces Day

Commemorating the Armed Forces - Past, Present and Future

Armed Forces Day is Saturday 30 June 2018

Past, present and future service men and women of the British Armed Forces are commemorated in ceremonies held throughout the country.  

Flag-Raising Ceremony - Bournemouth

Monday 25 June 2018, 10.30am around the flag pole at the front of Bournemouth Town Hall. 

  • The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised
  • The Mayor's Chaplain will say prayers in remembrance of those who lost their lives fighting for their country
  • The Mayor will then host a reception in the Parlour for the representatives of veterans associations, cadets and the Armed Forces.    

Veterans nominated by local veteran associations will attend the event. They will be joined by Service Cadets from the TS Phoebe and Bournemouth Combined Cadet Force.

Flag Recipients

The flag is presented as a gift to one of the attending veterans, chosen at random.