North Wales takes centre stage this weekend as Llandudno hosts the official national Armed Forces Day celebrations. Check out our guide of things not to be missed:
Friday, June 29 from 4.45pm Bandstand, Promenade, Llandudno
The promenade will be alive with the sound of music on Friday night, with a live concert from military bands.
The event will kick off with a barrage of guns in a salute from the Orme, followed by a march from the bands down the prom before taking their places ready for the performance.
Saturday, June 30 starting at 10am Llandudno Promenade
The day will start with a military parade through Llandudno, which will see 1,000 personnel march in formation around the town. This will be followed by an exciting aerial display from the famous Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Bodafon Fields will be transformed into a viewing arena, with spectacular displays from the RAF Falcons, the military working dogs, the armed forces rally team and more. There will also be demonstrations from a variety of military vehicles including planes, helicopters, diving tanks, and boats.
11am – Parade Starts
12pm – Red Arrows Air Display
12.25pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
12.47pm – Typhoon Air Display
1pm – Royal Air Force Miltary Working Dogs – Bodafon Fields
1.25pm – Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display – Bodafon Fields
1.45pm – Band of the Sea Cadets – Bodafon Fields
2pm – Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars – Bodafon Fields
2.15pm – Royal Navy Raiders – Bodafon Fields
2.35pm – Band of the Army Cadets – Bodafon Fields
2.50pm – Gurkha Khukuri Dance – Bodafon Fields
3.05pm – Band of the Air Cadets – Bodafon Fields
3.25pm – 4 Para Infantry Demo – Bodafon Fields
3.40pm – Armed Forces Rally Team – Bodafon Fields
3.55pm – Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display – Bodafon Fields
4.15pm – Royal Air Force Falcons – Bodafon Fields
4.30pm – Beach Raid – Llandudno Promenade
4..40pm – Music Concert – Bodafon Fields
Sunday, July 1. 11-12pm Bandstand, Promenade, Llandudno
Crowds are expected to gather on the seafront for a full drumhead service to show support for the men and women who make up the armed forces.