Armed Forces Day - Cardiff
Saturday 29th June 2013
ARMED FORCES DAY, CARDIFF
ARMED FORCES DAY, CARDIFF SATURDAY 29th JUNE 2013
As the programme of the day takes shape, below is a sample of the events, entertainment
and fantastic performances planned in or above the arena in Coopers Field.
• A Fly past by a RAF Sea King Helicopter.
• Free Fall Parachute displays by both the Parachute Regiments the Red Devils and
the RAF Falcons free fall teams.
• Sea Cadet - field gun competition featuring TS Cardiff and HMS Collingwood.
• Sea Cadet Semaphore demonstrations set to music featuring Sea Cadets from
• P T demonstration by students from the Military Preparation College.
• Musical marching displays by the Bands of the South Wales Police, Newport
Highland Pipe band and 215 (Swansea) Squadron Air Training Corps.
• Military Music by the Volunteer Band of Royal Air Force St Athan.
• South Wales Police Dogs demonstration.
• The beautiful sound of the Bridgend male voice choir.
• Delight in the wonderful voices of Aubrey Parson.
• Light entertainment by a local group The Watchmen.
• A musical trip down memory lane with the Siren Sisters.
• Live performances from historical Re-enactor groups.
In addition to entertainment, there will be many static displays and attractions on the
day suitable for all members of the family, with a buffet available for those who have
pre ordered, along with Bars both in the show area and in the main Marquee. Once
again this is a Free Entry event.
City Parade / Stage timings
The day will commence at 1000hrs and follow approximately, the following timings.
• 1000hrs Static displays open and light entertainment begins in Coopers Field.
• 1030hrs Parade forms up in Castle Grounds.
• 1100hrs City Centre parade steps off.
• 1130hrs Parade returns to Castle, falls out for short break.
• 1145hrs Parade reforms and marches onto Coopers Field for Drum Head Service.
• 1200hrs Drum Head Service.
• 1230hrs Programme of events commences and buffet for those who have pre booked
will be available.
• 1315hrs Veterans Badge / Atlantic Star presentation.
• 1700hrs the day concludes with a Beat Retreat followed by a Sunset ceremony.
• 1730hrs the Stage programme resumes and Bard close at 1830hrs
There is no one designated car park, there are how ever two park and ride car parks, both
which charge £3 for the
• Cardiff East Park and Ride.
Directions - from the East come off at junction 29 of the M4 and take the second turning off
and follow signs for Park and Ride car park.
From the West, come off at junction 30 of the M4 and take the third exit on the roundabout
and the second exit on the next and another second exit on the next roundabout on to the A48 heading towards the city centre. Take the first exit on the A48 and follow signs to the car park.
Buses run every 15 minutes and take 20 minute to city centre (Dumfries Places), the first bus
from car park is 9 pm, and the last bus from the city centre (Dumfries Place) is 7 pm.
• Cardiff South Park and Ride.
Directions – From both the East and West, come off at junction 33 of the M4 and follow the A4232 to Cardiff Bay Shoppers Park and ride ignoring the signs for Events Park and ride.
Take a left as you come out under the Butetown Tunnel and another immediate left and turn
right into County Hall. Buses run every 10 minutes and take 6 minutes to city centre (Canal Street), the first bus from car park is 9am, and last bus from city centre (Canal Street) to
County Hall is 6pm. In the event of missing the last park and ride bus, there is a public service Bus, the Bay express that will take you to the County Hall.
• Coach Parking. For those groups travelling by coach, there is a Coach park in Sophia
Gardens from which there is a connecting bridge to Coopers Field suitable for wheel chairs,
also a limited number of
Please note all information is subject time change.
Gareth Pennell, T 02920 886533 email gardenpen@yahoo,co.uk for Application Forms for Buffet Tickets
Dave Morris T 01446 772043 email email@example.com for Golf Application
Forms and general enquiries