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

    • Non Stop Pop

      10:00pm - 7:00am

      Sponsored by The Clinton Arms

    • Ben Clark

      7:00am - 10:00am

      Breakfast Show Sponsored by Home Instead

    • Elliot Woodford

      10:00am - 1:00pm

      Daytime Show Sponsored by Rose Lodge

    Tide Times

    Today's Weather

    • Exmouth

      Sunny intervals

      High: 17°C | Low: 12°C

    • Sidmouth

      Sunny intervals

      High: 16°C | Low: 12°C

    • Exeter

      Sunny intervals

      High: 19°C | Low: 12°C

    • Dawlish

      Sunny intervals

      High: 18°C | Low: 13°C

    Easy Fundraising

    What's On

    • Plastic Free Exmouth beach clean

      Plastic Free Exmouth hold a weekly beach clean on Sunday mornings. We meet at the marina or Orcombe point at 8.30am and clean along the beach towards Hangtime at the Sideshore development where you can enjoy a discounted drink as a thank you for helping us. One of the team will be able to give you the code. All you will need is a pair or gloves (gardening gloves work well), a picker if you have one & a reusable bag. We look forward to seeing you.

      at Exmouth Beach
    • Quiz night

      Free monthly quiz night with a prize for the winning team

      at Axminster Guildhall
    • The Park Pub (Old Park Hotel) Table Sale

      Table Top Sale at the Park Pub`s Marquee. Every 4th Sunday of the Month, from 10pm - 2pm. Various items, Bric-a-brac, Curios, Crafts, and Boot sale items. Speciality Tea Stall, a Cake Stall, and... Refreshments Available "In the Pub." Admission if free. If you`d like to be a seller, please phone the park to book a table. Hope to see you there. Thank you.

      at The Park Hotel