Virtual Armed Forces Day 2020

  • Date: 27 June 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Cost: FREE

Virtual celebrations will mark this year’s Armed Forces Day in Northampton, on Saturday, 27 June, in place of the traditional town centre parade.

It will come as no surprise that sadly this year’s Armed Forces Day will be celebrated on online.

A programme of videos will play on the Mayor’s Facebook page and on Northampton Borough Council’s YouTube channel throughout the morning, beginning at 10am with a welcome speech from the Mayor, Councillor Brian Sargeant.

Mayor of Northampton Facebook page link

Northampton Borough Council’s Youtube link

Armed Forces Day 2020 – schedule of events

10:00 Welcome from Cllr Brian W Sargeant, Mayor of the Borough of Northampton

10:10 Speech from the Lord Lieutenant James Saunders Watson

10:20 Speech from the High Sheriff Paul Parsons

10:30 Speech from Northampton County Council Chairman Cllr Stephen Legg

10:40 Speech from Northampton Borough Council Leader Cllr Jonathan Nunn

10:45 Northampton Borough Council Armed Forces day flag raising

10:45 Northampton County Council Armed Forces Day flag raising

10:50 Speech from Lieutenant Colonel Jane Chappell Chairman Northamptonshire Reserve Forces and Cadet Association

10:55 Speech from Phil York – Chairman of Northampton Royal British Legion

11:00 Northampton Sea Cadets – a look into Sea Cadet life

11:00 D-Company Northamptonshire Army Cadet Force – ‘raise the flag’ in insolation for VE Day

11:05 Poem from Northampton Borough Council’s Cllr Anna King – Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Safety

11:10 Goodwill Solutions and Armed Forces Day

11:20 Wilson Brown Solicitors and Armed Forces day

11:20 Gallery – Remembering Northampton’s Armed Forces Day Parade 2019

11:30 Gallery - 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment – “The Poachers”

We look forward to seeing you there!