15 June 2017

Armed Forces Week 2017

Armed Forces Week Flag Raising Ceremony

A flag raising ceremony to mark the start of Armed Forces Week is being held at the Old Steine War Memorial in Brighton at 11am on Monday 19 June.

The mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Mo Marsh, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field, and High Sheriff of East Sussex, Maureen Chowen, will join forces veterans and cadets at the event.

Other events taking place in Brighton & Hove during Armed Forces Week:

Armed Forces Day Act of Remembrance

Saturday 24 June at 2pm

War Memorial, Old Steine, Brighton

The event is organised by the Royal British Legion and the mayor will be attending.

Armed Forces Day Event

Sunday June 25 from 10.30am to 4pm 

Blind Veterans UK, Greenways, Ovingdean, Brighton BN2 7BS

Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) are bringing together service charities and organisations in the area to showcase their community work. This free family event will feature a variety of stalls, activities and entertainment, including the Princess of Wales Royal military band, a dance display, fashion show, and military and classic vehicles. The mayor and the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex will be attending. Further information

Other forthcoming events:

Brighton & Hove in World War One

Friday 30 June from 11am to 4pm

Jubilee Library, Brighton, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE

Community history event marking the Somme centenary and exploring Brighton & Hove in WW1. The free event is the culmination of two local history projects, the Orange Lilies and the Boys on the Plaque projects. Further information  

Commemoration of the Battle of Boar’s Head

Friday June 30 at 5pm

War Memorial, Old Steine, Brighton

​The commemoration is organised by the Royal British Legion.