Armed Forces Day returns to Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 June 2018

Exmouth Armed Forces Day took place at the weekend. Ref exe 26-16AW 1295. Royal Marines gave a combat demonstration to the public. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth Armed Forces Day took place at the weekend. Ref exe 26-16AW 1295. Royal Marines gave a combat demonstration to the public. Picture: Alex Walton


Big crowds are expected to descend on The Strand, Exmouth, on Saturday, June 30, as the town remembers those who have fought for our country.

Exmouth will join in the annual Armed Forced Day, which is an opportunity for people to show their appreciation of the cadets, serving personnel, military veterans and also support charities.

This year’s event will also be an opportunity to raise funds for causes in need of financial support.

Exmouth-based bereavement charity Pete’s Dragons will be one of the organisations to benefit from money raised on the day.

The town’s Armed Forces Day will also raise funds for Pilgrim Bandits, Exmouth Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps, as well as sea, army and air cadets in the town.

A spokesman for the Exmouth branch of the Royal Marines Association, which organises the annual Armed Forces Day event, said: “The Exmouth Armed Forces Day has in previous years provided the opportunity for people to get ‘up close and personal’ to our services.

“It has always been well supported by the people of Exmouth.”

The day will be officially opened at 9.30am by town mayor Jeff Trail and will run until 4pm.

Lympstone’s Commando Training Centre will again be heavily involved in the day.

They will be providing a static display stand, while physical training instructors from the East Devon base will also put on a combat demonstration.

The 40 Commando Royal Marines, based in Somerset, will be bringing their ‘Jackal’ armoured vehicle.

There will be more than 20 stands set up on The Strand by the town’s Royal Navy, Royal Marines, army and air force cadets, as well as those from the forces support charities like The Royal British Legion and SAFAA: The Armed Forces Charity.

Organisations and good causes from Exmouth will also be well represented on the day.

There will also be a competition to win the chance to experience a Ford Mustang for a weekend, with money raised going to this year’s chosen charities.

Through the afternoon, Exmouth’s pipe band will be putting on a display for the visiting crowds.

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