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Armed Forces Day 29th June 2019 | Scarborough

Join us for another memorable day and ‘show your support’ to say thank you to the men and women of the British Armed Forces community that includes serving personnel and their families, veterans and the cadet forces.

Scarborough's Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29th June 2019 from 10am till 5pm. Our event is one of hundreds held across the country today, to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

In our 11th year here at Scarborough we are celebrating the Scarborough Sea Cadets Centenary! TS Scarborough have invited a contingent from Northampton Sea Cadets to join them in their celebrations and together they will have their own parade with standards that will be led by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band with the salute taken from the Dias. They will also have lots of interactive activities for you to get involved with at their display area on Sandside outside the Newcastle Packet and later in the day Scarborough and Northampton will both field teams for the Gun Run Challenge in the formal area.


Please note all timings below are subject to change
RAF BBMF Spitfire Display - 11.30 RAF BBMF Spitfire DisplayBringing the classic and unforgettable sound of the mighty Merlin engine will be one of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfires from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. The BBMF are regular visitors to Scarborough and take us back in history, representing Yorkshire’s efforts during WW2, especially in this 75th Anniversary year of D-Day.
RAF Tucano Display - 13.15 RAF Tucano DisplayYorkshire’s own Tucano Display Team, from No 72 Squadron, based at RAF Linton on Ouse. Flown by Flight Lieutenant Liam Matthews, the Tucano is the RAF’s current basic trainer. This sadly will also be the Tucano’s swansong display at Scarborough.
RAF Typhoon Display - 16.00 RAF Typhoon DisplayFlight Lieutenant Jim Peterson and the formidable Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, of 29 Squadron and also based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. This will be Jim’s second season displaying the Typhoon, in between his duties as an instructor where he trains the next generation of RAF Pilots on this awesome aircraft!
Calidus Autogyro Display - 14.00 Calidus Autogyro DisplayJoining the RAF Display’s will be Peter Davies in the Calidus Autogyro, half helicopter and half aeroplane, this unusual aircraft certainly doesn’t disappoint in Peter’s unique display.
RNLI Display Manoeuvres - 15.00 RNLI DIsplay Manoeuvres
R5 Air Displays R5 Air DisplaysR5 Air Displays are the providers of Air Display Management Services for Scarborough Armed Forces Day. 
Other Highlights will include:

Yorkshire Volunteers Band and Scarborough Sea Cadets Centenary Parade

Sandside will create a nostalgic walk down memory lane dedicated to WW2/1940’s

A vintage market brought to you by AdVINTAGEous (Fairs &Events)

A range of vintage military vehicles will be on display

Barnsley Airborne Comrade Association displaying ex Paras equipment, a firing range, parachutes and uniforms and watch the mortar gun firing

Eden Camp are displaying a tribute to the crew of HMT Almond used by the Royal Naval Patrol Service during World War Two

Foreshore will house military recruitment and welfare associations’ exhibiters

Musical entertainment by the Scarborough Fair Collection cinema organ and the Yorkshire Volunteers Band

Find out how RAF Fylingdale tracks satellites

Please stay safe at Armed Forces Day
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Project Servator Project Servator
Drone Safety Notice Drone Safety Notice

Making the event happen...

The success of the day can be attributed to many services of the Council, the Armed Forces Day Steering Group and the amazing support of volunteers who work tirelessly to make this day so special, without them this event would not be possible.

Thank you also to our main funding partner the Ministry of Defence.

We hope you will enjoy this special day and come along, enjoy the fun and say “Thank you” to our Armed Services personnel, past, present and future.

Don't forget to share your pictures tagging @ArmedForcesDay & #saluteourforces

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Sponsors and Supporters

Armed Forces Day
Scarborough Borough Council
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Discover Yorkshire Coast
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South Bay Traders Association
Heroes Welcome in Scarborough
The Royal British Legion
Armed Forces Day

Parking Information


The following car parks will be closed to the public:
West Pier Car Park (28/06 at 12:00hrs till 29/06 at 21:00hrs)
Eastborough Car Park (28/06 at 18:00hrs till 29/06 at 21:00hrs)
Quay Street Car Park (28/06 at 18:00hrs till 29/06 at 21:00hrs)


Sandside, Foreshore, Eastborough from Globe Street, East Sandgate & Blands Cliff. (Road Closed 05:00 hrs till 21:00 hrs)
For more Park and Ride information please visit this web site.
For other information bus information please visit:
Train Services to Scarborough
For any train times or services please visit


Transpennine Express
Transpennine Express and Northern now have a regular hourly train service from Sheffield, Doncaster and Hull via Bridlington to Scarborough.

Lost Persons

We want everyone to have a great time on the day, but sometimes people can become separated. Below are a few simple rules and pieces of information to avoid getting separated and what to do if it happens:

  • The welfare point will be located opposite the Gilly's Amusements, so please make sure you are familiar with its location.
  • At air events, most instances of people becoming separated from their parents happens during the flying display elements when everyone looks up! When aircraft arrive to display, please ensure your party are with you.
  • If a lost child has not been claimed by a parent, relative, or carer within 30 minutes of being found by a staff member, the police will be called.

Event Safety

There will be first aid points located within the event aream plus roaming first aiders. If you or someone you are with suffers an injury or is feeling unwell, please notify an event steward who will, in turn arrange for medical assistance.
Please check expected weather conditions before travelling, bringing appropriate suncream and fluids with you if warm temperatures are expected. There are many outlets along the seafront area also selling drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Please use the beach areas to the north and south of the main display area. 

Please do not bring glass bottles or glasses to the event and help keep our beautiful seafront tidy by using bins provided.