Tag Archives : Armed Forces


Plans announced for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day

The city unveiled plans for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day at an exciting launch event today. Plymouth Armed Forces Day is organised by the Council with Babcock as title sponsor, and is fully supported by the military services and businesses across the city. Each year Plymouth aims to raise awareness and support for the armed […]

Armed Forces Day flag transported by zip wire

Councillor Jordan and Karen Walker with the award

Plymouth Armed Forces Day wins gold at South West Tourism Awards

We’ve scooped our second gold award for last year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day, beating off stiff competition to win a top spot at the South West Tourism Awards. Having won gold at the Devon Tourism Awards in late 2016 the event went on to the regional awards in Bristol on Thursday 2 February, where it […]


More than 200 people attend Veterans Jobs Fair

A jobs fair for Armed Forces Veterans in Plymouth was a great success, with more than 230 people attending the event. The jobs fair, which was organised by the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, which is coordinated by Plymouth City Council, had around 50 stands from local employers across the city. The jobs fair provided opportunities […]


Plymouth to commemorate Battle of the Somme centenary

Civic and military dignitaries, service personnel, veterans, school pupils and members of the public will gather on Plymouth Hoe early on Friday 1 July to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. A two-minute silence will take place at 7.30am – the time when, 100 years ago, 22 divisions of the British Army on […]


Raising of Armed Forces Flag

The Armed Forces Flag was raised outside Plymouth Guildhall this morning to mark the start of this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Week. The flag raising ceremony was attended by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Pauline Murphy and the Lord Lieutenant of Devon’s representative, Deputy Lieutenant Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson. Other civic and military guests included […]


Plymouth’s work with veterans featured in new Alex Polizzi series

Plymouth will be in the national TV spotlight again as a new series for BBC Two, presented by Alex Polizzi, highlights the pioneering work in the city to help veterans back into work. The presenter has been filming in Plymouth over the past few months for the new BBC Two series ‘Alex Polizzi: Hire Our […]