Weymouth's Armed Forces celebrations get underway

Weymouth's Armed Forces celebrations get underway

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:26am 22nd June 2019. (Updated at 8:18am 23rd June 2019)

This year features a Spitfire flypast.

Weymouth's Armed Forces Day festivities (22 - 24 June) are kicking off this weekend with the annual military vehicle convoy and seafront display on Weymouth Pavilion Forecourt.

There will also be a variety of ex-service associations and charity stalls.

The event runs  on Saturday between 10am and 4pm, with the addition of a '1940s comes to Portland' event at the Osprey Leisure Centre (1pm - 4pm), with a performance by the Decadettes.

On Sunday, there will be a service of remembrance at the British Cenotaph on the Seafront with a focus on the 75th Anniversary of D Day at 11am - with a Spitfire flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial to coincide with it.

In addition you can also 'Fly a Flag for our Armed Forces' at the Weymouth Town Council Offices, Commercial Road  on Monday 24 June at 10.30am. 

Weymouth Town Council organises the annual event along with support from the MOD, which has given a £5k grant funding towards this year’s event.

Weymouth Town Mayor Councillor Graham Winter said: “The Town Council is proud to organise and deliver many civic events throughout the year to support many important National Commemorations, these events also reinforce our strong historical and present links with many Veterans Associations and armed forces.”

Find out more about all the events here.