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Armed Forces Week returns for 2018

Armed Forces Week returns for 2018


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

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