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Armed Forces Day Edinburgh 2011
could not have happened without
the support of the following:
Armed Forces Day is
an annual opportunity
for the nation to show
support for the men and
women of the Armed
Forces Community,
which includes serving
personnel and their
families, veterans and
the Cadet Forces.
Armed Forces Day 2011 is
on Saturday 25 June 2011
and Edinburgh will host
the Armed Forces Day
agship national event.
In addition, a number of
events will take place
between 24 - 26 June
across the city.
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ARMED FORCES DAY - NATIONAL EVENT PROGRAMME
Friday 24 June
OCEAN TERMINAL, LEITH
Various activities will be taking place between 1100-1800:
Tours of HMS Portland
Royal Navy Gun Display
Royal Marine and Royal Navy Demonstrations
Royal Marine Pipe Band
The Flying Gunners Motorcycle Display Team
Royal British Legion Scotland Pipe Band and Standard Bearers
and lots more
The Royal British Legion Scotland and other Veterans associations will be
on site to talk about the support they provide to those who have served in
our Armed Forces.
1900 - Red Arrows Display over Edinburgh (sponsored by SELEX Galileo)
The world famous Red Arrows will do a half hour display to mark the start
of the Armed Forces Day weekend. To get the best view of their full display
the recommended viewing areas are as follows:
Calton Hill
The Braids
Corstorphine Hill
Arthurs Seat
Cramond and the Promenade
Saturday 25 June
ARMED FORCES DAY
1045 The Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland riding 90
motor bikes will make their way down the Royal Mile to Holyrood
Park to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion
Scotland.
1115 Armed Forces Day Parade of over 1000 serving members of the
Armed Forces, Veterans and Cadets will set off from the Castle
Esplanade and march down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Park.
1200 Fly Past by the Red Arrows (sponsored by SELEX Galileo)
1215
Hurricane
1255 Drumhead Service at Holyrood Park to commemorate those who
have fallen in battle. (sponsored by BAE Systems)
Armed Forces Day Celebrations in Holyrood Park include:

Veterans Village meet Veterans and Service Charities, learn all about different
Campaigns and about the broad range of support available to our Armed Forces
and Veterans
Armed Forces Vehicles - a Helicopter and armoured vehicles used on operations
in Afghanistan
RAF Parachute Display Team The Falcons
Royal Marine Combat Demo
The Royal British Legion Pipe Band and Standard Bearers
Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland Stand
Flight Simulators
Portable Climbing Wall
Bouncy Castle
Crazy Golf
Demolition Fun Zone

The Royal British Legion Scotland Bar


Military Music and more on the Holyrood Stage
and much, much more
1715 The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
1800 Beating Retreat Each service band comes together in a musical
extravaganza to mark the end of the day.
1830 Typhoon and Tornado Fly Past
1930 The Festival Theatre The Edinburgh International Film Festival
in collaboration with Armed Forces Day will premier To Hell and


Sunday 26 June
DECAID PARADE & VETERANS VILLAGE
The celebrations for Veterans and Servicemen will continue in Holyrood
DecAid is a national, charity appeal that has been set up by students to
raise money for three service charities through the running of six high
Edinburgh.
1100 Military Fitness Session at Holyrood Park
1145 Pipes and Drums Parade from the Castle Esplanade to Holyrood
Park
1300 Battle of the Bands, Commando Challenge and more
1700
ARMED FORCES DAY - NATIONAL EVENT PROGRAMME ARMED FORCES DAY - NATIONAL EVENT PROGRAMME
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