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Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Leeds will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Sunday 30 June, 11am – 4pm with a free event on Briggate in Leeds City Centre. The day will include a parade, stalls, stands and exhibitions, plus activities for the whole family to get involved with. The Army, Navy and Air Force will all be present. Civic buildings will be lit up red, white and blue on Leeds Armed Forces Day.


We’re delighted that the following organisations will have a stall at the event.

  • 101 Regt Royal Artillery, 269 Battery
  • HM Forces: Army
  • City of Leeds Sea Cadets
  • The Army Benevolent Fund
  • Help for Heroes
  • Royal Armouries Museum
  • Royal Navy – HMS CERES
  • Leeds and York Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
  • Cave Bus
  • Central Yorkshire Scouts
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal British Legion
  • Royal Engineers Association – Leeds Branch
  • Blind Veterans UK
  • Tac II Air Assault
  • C Company Yorkshire North & West ACF
  • Step into Health
  • Charity Link obo Guide Dogs
  • WRAF branch of the RAF Association
  • Leeds Nepalese Gurkha Community (LNGC)


Come and enjoy a fantastic range of family friendly activities at the event. Try your hand at our climbing wall, or take part in den building. Live entertainment throughout the day includes the West Yorkshire Police Band, City of Leeds Pipe band, The Daisy Belles and Rocky Road. Plus a dazzling array of street entertainers throughout the day on Briggate, and don’t miss the big parade, which leaves Victoria Gardens at 11am, to march up the Headrow and finish on Briggate.