Scarborough Armed Forces Day

South Bay, YO11 1PD

11:00 – 17:00

Free Entry

The full programme has now been released for Armed Forces Day Scarborough 2023.

There is a mix of parades, bands, stands and demonstrations both on the ground and in the air throughout the day. Expect to see showcases of military vehicles, vintage stalls and incredible displays along the town’s seafront.

The event is one of hundreds held across the country on this day, to show our support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community to selflessly and bravely serve our country; from the troops serving currently to service families, veterans and cadets of the past.

You can download a programme timetable and map of the event to save to your phone or to print out.

The day of the event

11amWelcome by the Scarborough Town Crier  
11.05amNorweigan Junior Marching Bands Parade

The two junior marching bands are Sylling og Oddevall skolekorps and Vatne Tennfjord skulekorps
11.30amThe Strikemaster Air Display 
12.00pm  Formal Opening

Town Crier calls on all assembled to the opening of the event

The Yorkshire Volunteers band marches into the Formal Area and plays

Scarborough Standards Parade

Formal opening and welcome by the Vice Chairman of North Yorkshire Council, Councillor Roberta Swiers

Presentation of Veterans Badges by Major General Michael Charlton-Weedy

The Yorkshire Volunteers Band marches off, and event officially starts
1pmThe Titans Air Display Team  
2pmAutoGyro Air Display
2.30pmScarborough Sea Cadets Band Performance  
3.30pmThe Starlings Air Display  
4.20pmStandards, Veterans & Cadets Parade led by Queen’s Own Yeomanry and Yorkshire Volunteers Band  
4.30pmReview of Parade at the Formal Area

Parade Marshal to invite Major General Michael Charlton-Weedy CBE DL to review the parade
Presentation of Armed Forces Day flags

Presentation of Armed Forces Day flags

Closing words by Major General Michael Charlton-Weedy MBE DL

Prayers and blessings by the Reverend Richard Walker
4.45pmSunset Ceremony

Exhortation by Peter Parkinson

The Yorkshire Volunteers Band perform and conclude with the National Anthem

Three cheers for HM Armed Forces led by the Scarborough Town Crier
4.55pmParade marches off
5pmEvent Finishes