Armed Forces Day honours the contribution made by current members of the armed forces and by veterans of all ages.
It's a free event for the whole family with past and present military vehicles, stands, exhibitions and activities.
The event raises awareness in the community of the work the military do, the skills that can be learned by joining the forces and how those skills benefit the community on leaving the forces.
In 2019, Armed Forces Day will be held in Kingswood: the Parade marches off at 11.30am along the High Street, Regent Street and gathers in Kingswood Park with a drumhead ceremony and live performances.
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Each year the South Gloucestershire Armed Forces Day Committee, with support from South Gloucestershire Council, organises a veterans' parade with marching band and military vehicles and a drumhead ceremony, followed by community-led stalls, demonstrations and activities for all the family.
The day provides a great opportunity to bring our military community and local communities together.
Our annual Armed Forces Day event is free to attend for all, as we show our gratitude and appreciation to our past, present and future military forces from air, land and sea units.
There's a wide variety of stalls, stands and activities, including a large number of military vehicles and weapons from the past and present, as well as activities for young children.
The day also includes performances from singers and bands. The event is free to enter and has something for all the family to enjoy.
Please be aware that a photographer is present to record Armed Forces Day and your photograph may be taken for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or used in this way, please contact the organisers.
To book a space, please email: .
For enquiries, please call 01454 868152 or email: .
To find out more, visit www.southglos.gov.uk/armedforcesday.
The photos on this page are kindly supplied by RichMcD Photography.