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20 - 21 June - Launch event TBC.

21 June - Special AFD Fathers Day

All Week - Illuminated Tributes. A unique tribute in lights as only Blackpool can.

All Week - Going to the Flicks - A special WW2 experience for children. Invitation only. Odeon Cinema, Rigby Road 10:30 every day.

22 June - Raise the flag for our Armed forces, Town Hall 10:30

22 June - Marton Institute Armed forces and Veterans evening. Details 01253 696977

23 June - The RBL Entertains - Blackpool RBL welcomes all to their King St centre. Free admission.

24 June - 'Squaddie A Soldiers Story' Talk by author Steven R McLaughlin. Blackpool Central Library. Free Admission light refreshments. 14:00

24 June - Celebrated Gala Dinner -Norbreck Castle Hotel. Reception 19:00, Dinner 19:30, Carriages 00:00. A sumptuous 5 course meal with full entertainment. Lounge suits, regimental blazers, or black tie dress - medals may be worn. £15.95 per person or £159.50 per table of 10. Bookings 01253 352341.

25 June - Afternoon Tea Dance - World Famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Tickets £9.95 including afternoon tea and admission to all parts of Blackpool Tower (excluding Circus). Tickets available on door or in advance on 0844 8561111 - booking fees and handling charge apply.

25 June - Armed Forces and Veterans Dine Free - Buccaneer Family Bar, Coral Island. Two sittings 16:00 and 17:30. Coral Island say thank you to our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families by inviting them to dine free of charge form their extensive carvery menu. Advance booking essential – limited availability. Booking taken from 8th June on 01253 293133 asking for the Buccaneer Bar.

25 June - Layton Institute Welcomes Armed forces & Veterans - A grand charity night with exceptional entertainment. Doors from 20:00. Tickets £3 01253 393081 for details.

26 June - Fylde Memorial Arboretum and Community Woodland. Official opening and consecration of ground. Moor Park Avenue, Bispham. Free admission all welcome. Details Julian Mineur 01253 590469 or 079000 86761

26 June - Schools Music Workshop - The Lancashire Artillery Band holding workshops in Blackpool Schools. Invite only.

26 June - 'Made in Mertyl Street' a talk by author B A Lightfoot - Blackpool Central Library from 14:00. Free admission, light refreshments served. Details 01253 478080

26 June - Music For Heroes - Opera House. Details to follow.

26/28 June - Holidays for Heroes - Free holidays for families of 12 Regiment Royal Artillery – Blackpool’s adopted regiment. Invitation only.

27 June - Blackpool joins the nation in honouring our Armed Forces, past, present and future. Debenham’s Abseil - details to follow: Houndshill Shopping Centre celebrates - details to follow: Raise the flag challenge - details to follow: Veterans Badge Challenge - details to follow: Saturday night in Tower Ballroom. Tickets £9.95 available on door or in advance on 0844 8561111 - booking fees and handling charge apply.

27/28 June - Armed Forces & Veterans in Stanley Park - A free admission family friendly event from 11:00 - 16:00 Sat and 12:00 - 16:00 Sun. Displays, bands (Saturday only), inter service cadet sports, exhibitions, dragon boat races (Sunday only), entertainment

27 June - Royal Artillery - exercise their right to the freedom of the borough of Blackpool with a march through town centre. From 11.00

28 June - Sunday Morning Service - Blackpool Cenotaph. A service of celebration for our Armed Forces followed by a parade and march past

28 June - Armed Forces and Veterans Golf Challenge - Details soon.

Mike Chadwick - Events officer 01253 478230
Cllr Jim Houldsworth - Committee Chair 01253 768676/07732 610481
Cllr Julian Mineur - Communications. 01253 590469/079000 86761

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Added by Armed Forces Day on April 8, 2009

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