Quest Magazine - Home

Armed Forces Week returns for 2018

Armed Forces Week returns for 2018

NEWS

15 Jun, 2018

Blackpool’s Armed Forces Week is back with a celebratory and heart-warming line-up of events and entertainment to honour the nation’s military personnel. The annual event has been celebrated in Blackpool since 2006 and is now an integral fixture in the resort’s events calendar.

From 25 June until 1 July, the resort will unite in welcoming serving military personnel, Veterans and cadets, with a wide range of activities designed for them and their families, as well as the many thousands of people visiting the resort.

As well as a host of other events and entertainments, Coral Island has chosen to once again say thank you to our Armed Forces by inviting them for a free meal. On 28 June, it will play host, offering Veterans and their families a generous invitation to dine out and enjoy a free carvery.

On 29 June, the Service of Dedication at the Fylde Memorial Arboretum will take place to commemorate our Armed Forces and Veterans, while the evening sees what many Veterans consider the highlight of the week, the Grand Gala Dinner.

Armed Forces Day itself is on 30 June, with a full day of entertainment across the town centre and Blackpool Promenade. It is hoped the public will once again turn out in their droves to show their support for our brave soldiers and military personnel, past and present.

For the full programme for Armed Forces Week, and more details about individual events, news and tickets, visit www.visitblackpool.com/armedforces

Other Stories

Boat building for beginners ARTICLES
13 Dec, 2018
‘Being a member of the Forces can feel like you’re on the open ocean,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve...
JOB FAIRS 2019 NEWS
13 Dec, 2018
CTP Employment Fairs - a fantastic networking opportunity, whether you’re ready to apply for live jobs or simply...

Related Articles

Case Studies See all

Scott Berry
Name:
Scott Berry
Years Served:
13 Years

I had often thought of working within the rail sector, but had no idea what to do or how to get started.

Read more »
Alastair Allison MSc, CISM SIRM
Name:
Alastair Allison MSc, CISM SIRM

Interim Deputy Head of Compliance at Chubb, formerly of Zurich Insurance plc

Read more »