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Weymouth Armed Forces

Armed Forces Celebrations 2023

Weymouth will host a three day celebration along Weymouth’s seafront in support of our Armed Forces, past, present and future. It takes place over the weekend of Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and the morning of Monday 19th June.

Our Armed Forces and veterans have made and continue to make a significant contribution to our nation and the Weymouth events continue to honour, celebrate and provide a focus on the tireless work carried out by all veteran’s associations, individuals, and today’s military forces.

On the Saturday 17th June, over 60 historic military vehicles will arrive on Weymouth Seafront for an interactive display. Come and look around the vehicles and share stories. The day will also feature music of the era and awareness stands.  Timings approx. 10am to 3pm.

Sunday 18th June, Armed Forces and Veterans Service, followed by a Parade Day on Weymouth Seafront.  The outdoor service take place around Weymouth Cenotaph, followed by a parade of all veterans along the Esplanade. The service is hosted by the Mayor of Weymouth with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset and other military guests in attendance. Timings: Service takes place at 11am, followed by the parade at approx. 11.20am.

A host of military displays and information will be available during the weekend, with veterans and families able to discover and receive the support that is available from the various agencies and organisations.

On Monday 19th June, the Mayor of Weymouth will host the Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony at the Council Offices, The New Town Hall, Commercial Road, Weymouth, DT4 8NG. This is at 10.30am.

If you or a member of your association would like to take part in the service and parade, please complete the Parade Participation Form below. Once registered you will receive full details regarding forming up, service and parade details.