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Armed Forces Day 2023

Armed Forces Day 2023
  • Venue/Location:Doncaster City Centre
  • Date: 24 Jun 23
  • Tickets:Free

Join us in Doncaster as we show our support for the people who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

On Armed Forces Day Saturday 24th June 2023 the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards and the Band of the Coldstream Guards, along with other representation from all the combined Armed Forces - Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Airforce will parade through the City Centre, there will also be a Mounted Police escort from South Yorkshire Mounted Section and a Jackal military vehicle including crew from the 3rd Battalion Rifles Regiment. This will be an historic event for the City of Doncaster, and the largest in the region as the Coldstream Guards exercise their ‘Right of Entry’ after being given the ‘Freedom of the Borough in 2021.

Hundreds of representatives from our serving forces, cadets, reservists and veterans will participate in a huge military parade through the City Centre streets and on to Elmfield Park where a special Armed Forces Day celebration event will take place.

On the same afternoon Doncaster has also been allocated a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast by a Royal Air Force Spitfire aircraft – it’s all happening at Doncaster’s Armed Forces Day event on Saturday 24th June.

The event looks set to be the biggest ever Armed Forces Day celebration in South Yorkshire as the city comes together to honour the Armed Forces Community, past and present.

The parade will travel along Waterdale, College Road, Cleveland Street, Duke Street, St Sep, High St, Hallgate and Bennetthorpe and end, for the first time, at Elmfield Park with celebrations taking place there throughout the day.

Important information:

• Parade participants will gather in Sir Nigel Gresley Square from 10:15 onwards and step off is 11:00 prompt. The parade will be led by mounted officers from SYP followed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards, 1st Battalion, reservists and veterans, then a combined forces presence.

• The parade will take approximately 30 minutes.

• All roads will be open by 12:30

• There are a number of stalls and attractions – a bouncy assault course, a climbing wall and over 30 military related businesses and partners selling goods or giving advice.

• There is a bar, food and toilets (including disabled)

• There will be a fair

• The band will play a free concert at approx. 13:00 before departing

• It will be the biggest military parade in the city since 1936

• Main Entrance to the event is Chequer Road – this is open all day for entry and exit.

• Main Park Gates on Bennetthorpe will be closed until AFTER the parade (12 noon ish) for entry and exit to the park but after the parade will be a fully open gate for entry and exit.

• THERE ARE NO OTHER ENTRANCES… they will be closed, gated or fenced. 

• There is no glass permitted on site!

• There will be bag searches

• You will be checked by a metal detection device on entry

• You can bring your own chairs

• You can bring dogs – but they must be kept on a lead at ALL times and clean up after them!

• You can bring a picnic, but no glass and please remember a bag to dispose of your rubbish

• Use the bins but in place.

• Nearest car parks – Council House or Chequer Road/Scarborough House – both pay and display

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Date and time

24 Jun 23, 11:00


  • Doncaster City Centre
  • South Yorkshire
  • DN1 3PB