Shropshire Council

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day 2023

Shropshire Armed Forces Family Fun Day at Shrewsbury Castle on Saturday 24 June 2023

Armed Forces Family Fun Day launching at Shrewsbury Castle this summer.

We're pleased to announce the Shropshire Armed Forces Family Fun Day, proudly supported by Wace Morgan solicitors, will be held at Shrewsbury Castle on Saturday 24 June.

The event will take place between 11am and 3pm, is free to attend.

Throughout the day, there will interactive activities for all the family from local emergency services, charities and Shrewsbury Town FC.

Photo of four individuals representing the RAF, Army and Navy holding the Armed Forces Day flag

As well as learning more about the Armed Forces visitors can enjoy a line-up of live music throughout the day and a number of local food and drink stalls. Event highlights not to be missed include free valuation of wartime memorabilia, the opportunity to view vintage military vehicles and free SmartWater tagging of war medals.

Events at a Glance

  • Monday 19 June Armed Forces Day Flag-raising Events
  • Tuesday 20 June Shropshire Paddlesports - Have A Go Day
  • Wednesday 21 June Reserves Day - Market Square Shrewsbury
  • Saturday 24 June Armed Forces Day Family Fun Day at Shrewsbury Castle
  • Saturday 24 June Oswestry Cricket Club - Armed Forces Day Hog Roast
  • Saturday 24 June Free Leisure Facilities for armed forces personnel, veterans and their families.

Find out more about Shropshire Paddlesports - Have A Go Day.

Both Shropshire Council and Wace Morgan are holders of the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award, and have been recognised for their respective efforts to provide exceptional support to the Armed Forces community.

Shropshire Council deputy leader and Armed Forces champion Ian Nellins said:

“Shropshire's Armed Forces Day celebration is not only a brilliant day out, filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, but also a hugely important opportunity for Shropshire people to show support to our Military, serving to reservists, veterans, cadets, and their families and to thank them for the great work they do. Shropshire is incredibly proud of its military history and our Armed Forces based across the county. “I am really looking forward to this year’s Armed Forces Day and sharing the celebration. It is an excellent opportunity for the community to thank our Armed Forces and recognise the critical role they play in keeping our country safe.”

The event is free to attend, and you can register your entry using the QR code below or visiting the signup page on Eventbrite.

QR code that links to the sign up form on Eventbrite

For more information on the Shropshire Council Armed Forces Covenant Outreach programme contact us using the details below.