29th June 2024

Location: St Nicholas Park Warwick CV34 4QY

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

The whole community is invited to join us on Saturday 29 June from 11am to 3pm with an Armed Forces Day Community Event in St Nicholas Park, Warwick.

Cost: Free

Commemorating our Allies

Come and join us for our Armed Forces Day Community Event in Warwick District as a thank you to current and former serving members of the Armed Forces and their families.

This annual event, a staple event in the District’s calendar, is going to be bigger than previous years with the theme of ‘Our Allies’, recognising the contributions that our allies have made in past conflicts, and continue to make and strengthen.

The event is completely free, with activities, information, performances and displays aimed at families, individuals, military enthusiasts and current and former serving members of the Armed Forces.

What's happening on the day

  • Village of stalls showcasing the military museums from the town, Commonwealth War Graves, the Sikh Soldier, and Why Are West Indians
  • Performances by Royal Spa Brass, West Indian Steel band and a wartime singer
  • Local military regiments
  • FREE children’s activities including bouncy castle, trampolines, a craft stall and many more activities for all to enjoy
  • FREE hot dogs and ice-creams and a Sikh Langar – vegetarian food (while stocks last)
  • A Sikh Gatka martial arts display
  • A Khukuri Gurkha dance
  • Tri-Service competition


Main event arena

Time Event

Event opens with Cadets and Standards March, and speeches from:

  • David Kelham, Deputy Lieutenant
  • Cllr Rob Margrave, Chairman of Warwick District Council
  • Major Ian Birtle, Regimental Second in Command of 159 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
11:15am Music by Royal Spa Brass and Cubbington Silver Band
11:40am Cadet drill display
11:55am Phase One West Indian Steel Band
12.25pm Sikh Gatka martial arts display
1pm Vanessa Lee, wartime singer
1.20pm Arrival of veterans from Veterans Contact Point following their Yr Wyddfa
1.45pm Gurkha Khukuri dance
2pm Phase One West Indian Steel Band
2.20pm Inter Service Cadet Challenge Cup
2.45pm Trophy awarded for Cadet Challenge
3pm Event finishes

Military Heritage Village

Time Event
11.30am West Indian Military History - Garry Stewart, Royal British Legion
12.30pm West Indian Military History presentation - Horace Barnes, Why Are West Indians
1.45pm Sikhs at War - Capt. Jay Singh Sohal


Parking is available at St Nicholas Park or Myton Fields - both CV34 4QY.