Armed Forces Day Sat 30th June 2018 9am


    What ?
    Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or joining us online to throwing a party or local event.

    When ?
    Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June.
    In 2018, it will take place on Saturday 30 June.

    Where ?
    The National Event in 2018 will be held in Llandudno, North Wales.
    Our local events will be taking place in The Strand, Exmouth between 9am & 4.30pm

    Why ?
    Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families. You can find out more about what they are doing at home and around the world by visiting the official sites of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

    The public show their support for the Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day, but did you know the Armed Forces Covenant outlines how the Government, businesses and communities support Armed Forces personnel past and present throughout the year? Find out more here.

    Who ?
    The Armed Forces
    The UK Armed Forces defend the UK and its interests. They are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism.

    Veterans
    A veteran is anyone who has served in the HM Armed Forces at any time (including National Servicemen, Regulars and Reserves). Armed Forces Day celebrates their continued role within the military community.

    You can find out more information about support for Veterans on the Veterans-UK website or by calling Veterans UK on 0808 1914 218.

    Reservists
    Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve.

    An annual Reserves Day celebrates their contribution to the Armed Forces.  Reserves Day is the Wednesday ahead of Armed Forces Day – 27 June.

    Cadets
    The Cadet Forces (Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Cadets and the Combined Cadet Force) currently support over 130,000 young people in more than 3,000 locations across the UK. Cadets learn life and career building skills as well as gaining vocational qualifications..

    Families
    Our Armed Forces couldn’t do their job without the incredible support of their family and friends.

    Charities
    Although Armed Forces Day is not a charitable event, the Armed Forces have the support of several UK charities and many local events will offer opportunities to support them.

    Schedule

    • Ben Clark

      7:00am - 10:00am

      Breakfast Show Sponsored by Home Instead

    • Andy Green

      10:00am - 1:00pm

      Daytime Show Sponsored by Rose Lodge

    • Non Stop Pop

      1:00pm - 3:00pm

      Sponsored by The Clinton Arms

    Tide Times

    Today's Weather

    • Exmouth

      Low-level cloud

      High: 17°C | Low: 15°C

    • Sidmouth

      Low-level cloud

      High: 17°C | Low: 16°C

    • Exeter

      Low-level cloud

      High: 18°C | Low: 16°C

    • Dawlish

      Low-level cloud

      High: 17°C | Low: 16°C

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    What's On

    • Learn to dance!

      NEW SEQUENCE DANCE CLASS starting February 15th 2022 in Sidmouth. Learn to dance the popular ballroom and latin sequence dances for social dancing. A great sociable hobby good for body and mind!

      at Stowford Community Hall
    • Hide & Treat Halloween Hunt – Halloween Trail

      Do you dare to seek out our fang-tastic friends for a spookilious treat? We’ve hidden some specially made Halloween Neddies around the sanctuary, but which of these fang-tastic friends is hidden where? Follow our Halloween Hunt to find the secret hiding spots of our Neddies hidden around the sanctuary and see if you can match which Neddie is hiding in which Halloween hideout. This spooktacular activity combines family fun, exercise and brainpower and is just £5 per trail, including a treat on completion. Head to the Gift Shop to pick up a trail sheet and you’re ready to start your Halloween hunt. Plus with a new play area, daily talks, scenic walks, engaging exhibits, award-winning gardens and, of course, hundreds of adorable donkeys to meet, there’s so much to explore with your own herd, whatever the weather. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome too! Take sanctuary in our Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, and enjoy fresh, local, seasonal produce while soaking in the unparalleled coast and country views. Breakfasts, lunches and tempting afternoon treats are dished up daily, with every penny of profit helping donkeys and mules around the world. Before heading home, browse our Gift Shop at leisure in the knowledge that every purchase goes towards helping donkeys in need. Packed with unique donkey-design items and souvenirs, you will find something for everyone. Make the day your own, but above all else, fall in love with our herds of donkeys. From humble beginnings as a UK rescue mission 50 years ago, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown into one of the world’s largest equine welfare charities. General admission and parking at the sanctuary are FREE (donations welcome). Dogs on leads are welcome. All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary Worldwide.

      at The Donkey Sanctuary
    • GWRSA Thursday Quiz Nights

      GWRSA Exmouth has for many years run a very popular weekly quiz night on Thursday evenings. The quiz is compiled and presented by our very own Ed Lee. It usually starts with a picture round comprising ten pictures, some may include dingbats, then a second round of twenty questions followed by a short break for drinks etc then a final round of thirty general knowledge and current news questions.

      at Gwrsa Railway Club