Arena Performances

We have an exciting line-up of performances on the day as you can see below.  Sedgemoor FM will be broadcasting live from the show with updates throughout the day.

The Salamanca Band and Bugles of The Rifles

The Salamanca Band and Bugles of The Rifles are based in Exeter and are part of the Rifles 6 Battalion.  The band is hugely popular and with a marching pace of 140 steps to the minute, this adds to the excitement of their performances.  Band members are all volunteers and as such are part of the Army Reserve.

We look forward to welcoming them back to Bridgwater Armed Forces Day.

The Jump Dogs Parachute Display Team

The Jump Dog Parachute Display Team are a highly skilled and experienced civilian team, many of whom are Veterans of the Parachute Regiment, Red Devils.  They exist to offer thrilling and dynamic in-air displays for outdoor events.

We are delighted and excited to be welcoming them to Bridgwater Armed Forces day, for a display that you won’t want to miss!

Great news!  The Jump Dogs Team will be bringing the Helicopter that they will be jumping from, into the Event venue beforehand.  You can then watch them prepare and load up for their jump.  Following the jump, the Helicopter will return and there will be time to meet the team and take some great photos.

Team and Machine

Great news!  The Jump Dogs Team will be bringing the Helicopter that they will be jumping from, into the Event venue beforehand.  You can then watch them prepare and load up for their jump.  Following the jump, the Helicopter will return and there will be time to meet the team and take some great photos.

Chrystal Bliss

Chrystal Bliss is a classically trained female vocalist from North Somerset. Following on from releasing Perfection her original album she has gone on to record 4 more albums.

Chrystal will be performing for us with a great selection of songs from the 1940’s.  Chrystal received a great reception at last year’s event and we are really pleased that she is able to return to this year’s event.

Taunton Military Wives Choir

Last year, the Taunton Military Wives Choir entertained us in spite of heavy rain!  We are delighted they are coming back to Bridgwater to perform a wide repertoire of songs for us.  We are really looking forward to hearing them.

Bideford Youth Pipe Band

The Bideford Youth Pipe Band will be performing twice for us, the first performance being 11am.  The Band was formed in 1991 as a traditional Scottish Pipe Band, who play a range of favorites such as ‘Scotland The Brave’ and ‘Black Bear’. The band performs all over the South West, wearing the ancient Lamont Tartan, which they were granted formally by Peter Noel Lamont of that ilk, 29th Chief of the Clan ‘Lamont’.

We are sure everyone will enjoy their performance.

 

Fire Power Demonstration

Re-enactors Brass and Blanco will have display of infantry equipment on their stall and will also be using blank ammunition to demonstrate the following infantry weapons; The Webley.38 pistol, the British Sten Gun, the Enfield.303 rifle, the German MP40 Sub Machine Gun and both the “2 and 3” Mortars