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

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    Today's Weather

    • Exmouth

      Heavy Rain

      High: 17°C | Low: 8°C

    • Sidmouth

      Heavy Rain

      High: 17°C | Low: 9°C

    • Exeter

      Heavy Rain

      High: 17°C | Low: 9°C

    • Dawlish

      Heavy Rain

      High: 17°C | Low: 11°C

    What's On

    • Bob Crooks - Poetry in Glass Show 10am til 5.30pm

      Steam Gallery is delighted to be hosting an exceptional new show ‘Poetry in Glass’ by Bob Crooks. One of Britain’s most highly recognised glassmakers, Bob is well-known for his original and challenging dynamic forms that exploit the many properties of studio glass. Bob works his glass magic in a studio in deepest Devon, and his output ranges from fine wine glasses to imaginative and elegant sculptural forms. Creating these perfect works requires the highest skill and concentration, especially with the ever-present threat of disaster in this intense complex process! Bob has created a brand-new collection of over 20 unique pieces for this special show. Contact the gallery on 01297 625144 to request a catalogue to be sent to you in advance of the exhibition opening, or request an invite to join for the launch day on Saturday 19 June, when Bob will be present. You can see the pieces online, and all are available to purchase now.

      at Steam Gallery
    • Martin Procter - Steeped in the Glorious South West Painting Show 10am til 5.30pm

      Distinguished artist, Martin Procter, will be exhibiting 30 new paintings at Marine House at Beer. Showcasing Martin’s renowned talent and creativity, this new exhibition is a testament to the glorious South West and Martin’s love for all its elements - its history, drama, beauty, and human imprint. Those who know Martin's work well will be thrilled by this latest collection of works, in which he has pulled back from abstraction and found new excitement in emotive more realist interpretations of some of his most beloved locations. Those new to his paintings will in no doubt find the distinct Procter signature style satisfying and compelling, as it continues to naturally explore the interaction between man and nature. Open daily from 10am – 5.30pm, everyone is welcome to attend the launch day on Saturday 19th June, when Martin will be present. Simply contact the gallery on 01297 625257 to request a catalogue to be sent to you in advance of the exhibition opening. Paintings are viewable online and are available to purchase now.

      at Marine House At Beer
    • Active Minds - Dementia & Memory Loss Group 10.30 til 12.30 & 1.30 til 4pm

      Do you know someone with dementia or memory loss in East Devon? Active Minds group sessions offer fun and stimulating activities for brain health and wellbeing. At Budleigh Hub every Wednesday & Friday (10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm). Groups of around 5 people 2.5 hour sessions Enjoyable, interesting and stimulating activities Maximises your brain health and well being Perfect for making new friends Transport available Offers respite for carers Run by Atlas Care dementia specialists Book a FREE taster session now. For more info visit our website or call: 01626 774 799

      at Health And Wellbeing Community Hub