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Veterans’ Village returns to Plymouth Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day returns to Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June with parades, displays and ‘villages’ showcasing the armed forces. Over 75 charities and organisations will be represented in the Veterans’ Village, supported this year by military charity Help for Heroes, which helps the region’s wounded veterans and military personnel, and their loved ones, from […]


Evan Craig's winning Armed Forces Day pin badge design

Evan’s Armed Forces Day badge design a winner

Seven-year-old Evan Craig is the proud winner of this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day badge design competition, sponsored by the Military Kid’s Club (MKC) Heroes. Evan’s RAF-inspired design includes Smeaton’s Tower and an air display from the Red Arrows. He said: “I chose Smeaton’s Tower as you see it on all things to do with […]


First World War hero honoured with new commemorative paving slab

A third commemorative paving slab dedicated to the Plymouth and Devonport-born soldiers who received the Victoria Cross for their courage during World War I was unveiled on the Hoe earlier today. The slab is in memory of George William St George Grogan, VC, CB, CMG, DSO & Bar (1 September 1875-3 January 1962) and is located near […]

Commemorative paving slab in honour of George Grogan VC

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Thrilling air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day

More details have been released about the air display planned for Plymouth Armed Forces Day, taking place on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June. Aircraft including a Spitfire XIV, Calidus Gyro and Catalina will take to the skies above Plymouth Sound to entertain spectators, who will also be able to enjoy dramatic aerobatic shows. The […]


Plans revealed for this year’s Armed Forces Day

Exciting plans for this year’s Plymouth Armed Forces Day have been revealed at the official launch on the Hoe. The annual celebration of Plymouth’s proud military history will be held on the Hoe on Saturday 30 June and as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the event will include special commemorations […]

Lord Mayor Councillor Wendy Foster and Councillor Glenn Jordan and the launch of Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2018

Former Lord Mayor Councillor Pauline Murphy and consort Councillor Brian Vincent present cheques to representatives from Frontline Veterans Support and the South West Mesothelioma Support Group.

Former Lord Mayor presents cheques to chosen charities

The Former Lord Mayor of Plymouth has presented two local charities with cheques totalling more than £8,000. Councillor Pauline Murphy, together with consort Councillor Brian Vincent, held a number of events during her year in office to raise money for the South West Mesothelioma Support Group and Frontline Veterans Support. Frontline Veterans Support helps veterans […]


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 […]