Bridgwater Armed Forces Day

Saturday 22nd June 2024

Bridgwater Royal British Legion

Showing Support for our Armed Forces

Bridgwater Armed Forces Day took place on 22nd June 2024 at Bridgwater & Albion RFC.  What a brilliant day we had, showing our support for The Armed Forces.

Both the Army Cadets and the Air Cadets were smartly turned out, each demonstrating a drill sequence to the crowd and parading with very smart senior Standard Bearers at the opening and closing ceremonies.

Sedgemoor FM delivered a live broadcast throughout the day, keeping Bridgwater up to speed with what was going on, and  we saw a thrilling parachute display from the Jump Dogs Parachute Team who are all ex parachute regiment soldiers. We listened to the  wonderful 40’s singing from Chrystal Bliss, stirring band music from The Salamanca Band & Bugles of 6 Rifles, an entertaining performance from the Bideford Youth Pipe Band, a rendition of lovely songs from Taunton Military Wives and a Fire Power demonstration using Mortars and small arms, that kept the crowd on their toes with a few loud bangs!

There was a diverse variety of stalls, including children’s area, ice-cream, food stalls, a “rapid Shot” rifle range, plus a bar, and of course displays of military hardware across the show. In fact something for everyone.

The event is run by Bridgwater Royal British Legion, a branch of the Nation’s biggest and oldest Military Charity.  Our aim is always to support the military community, when they need it, from just being a friendly telephone buddy through to driving recovery from serious physical and mental health issues.

We work very closely with the Bridgwater Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club – in fact many of us are members of both organisations – to bring Armed Forces Day to Bridgwater, and together we thank you for coming along to the event and showing your support.

Next year, will be our third Armed Forces Day event, and although we don’t yet have firm dates from the MOD it is likely to be end June beginning July.  You can expect to see a whole host of new activities and entertainments.