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Plans coming together for Armed Forces Day 2023 in Mid & East Antrim


Plans are coming together as Mid and East Antrim prepares to mark the hugely popular Armed Forces Day in the borough.


Every year the event is held in the United Kingdom to celebrate the service of personnel in the British Armed forces both past and present.



The event for 2023 will take place in Larne on Saturday 17 June at Sandy Bay Playing Fields.


The action packed day will kick off with a parade to the venue and a drumhead service. The day will be filled with something for the whole family, including;


  • Interactive & static military displays

  • Performance from Band of the Royal Irish Regiment

  • Military village

  • 21 Gun Salute for the King’s official birthday

  • Live music from the Music Yard, Swingtime Starlets and The Gold Tips

  • Parachute display by Silver Stars RLC



  • RAF Display team featuring BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane

  • RAFP Military Working Dogs display

  • Children’s entertainment

  • Ulster Aviation Society static display

  • STEM competition


The day will draw to a close with a Beating Retreat finale.


More details will be published in due course!



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