Armed Forces Day

Posted on behalf of Lt Col Simon Wilkinson TD DL





Support for Armed Forces Day 2011

How can you lend your support to Buckinghamshire’s Armed Forces Day?

On Saturday 25th June 2011 Buckinghamshire will be showing its support to the Armed Forces based in the county and beyond. Armed Forces Day, a national day of celebration, gives the chance to express thanks to Veterans, Regulars, Reserves, Cadets, War Widows, and their families. Buckinghamshire County Council, along with partners, will be hosting a family fun day with an evening concert.

The event takes place on Saturday 25th June at Aylesbury Rugby Club, 11am until 11pm will invite the Armed Forces and the general public to a day packed full of entertainment.

 Our arena and day stage will feature acts such as… The Wycombe Orpheus Choir, Fiona Harrison ‘A Voice in a Million’ and The Melton Mowbray Toy Soldier band.

 Our evening stage will feature such acts as… Our headline act is boyband, BLUE. Up and coming bands Two Spot Gobi and GoGoBot will perform alongside Gemma Aguilar, finalist of Open Mic UK 2009 and locals bands LeCarla, The Outcast band will be on stage.

Our live tent will feature…Live cookery demonstrations with a celebrity chef, BBC’s Lynne

Davies from Dog Borstal offering a Question & Answer session and a magician. 

The afternoon will also feature an Air Display with flyovers from a Battle of Britain Spitfire and a Hurricane amongst others.





“Several hundred of our trained Volunteer Reservists from the County have served in the front line in both Iraq and Afghanistan consistently since 2003.

Support from within their own local community for them and their families makes life so much easier and gives the service personnel that extra peace of mind whilst away. Armed Forces Day is a great way for local business and local people to simply say ‘Thanks’.”

Lt Col Simon Wilkinson TD DL,

Chairman Bucks Reserve Forces and Cadets Assoc

Why not sponsor an activity or entertainment: 

Programme: We’ve had support offered to us by Geerings Print to provide a programme, to help develop it we are looking for businesses to place an advert to show their support whilst promoting their business?

Volunteers: Everyone knows each event needs volunteers and we are looking for teams to join the event team for the day as stewards, raffle ticket sellers, etc.

Other ways you can help: We understand not everyone is able to offer financial support to the event, there are other ways you can help… do you know any local suppliers or bands that may be able to add to the event..let us know! We’ll also be putting together a selection of raffel prizes and would appreciate any donations as a prize.


Contact Us


If you are able to support Armed Forces Day we’d love to hear from you


Hannah Ladlow & Joe Bradshaw  Tel: 01296 387836