Manchester City Council

Manchester Armed Forces Day

Show your support for our Armed Forces in the heart of Manchester

This is a great day out for all the family in the heart of our city. Come along to say ‘thank you’ and honour the outstanding contribution made by current members of the Armed Forces and veterans of all ages. Come along to enjoy:

  • a march-past at 11.30am
  • the Lancashire Artillery Band
  • Army vehicles on display
  • Scots Guards pipe band playing throughout the day
  • finding out more in the marketplace: veteran support services and the military
  • trying your hand at radio communications and learn how food rations are made with the Military Veterans Museum UK
  • free family-friendly activities, including a climbing wall, face-painting and balloon modelling
  • delicious food and drink
  • music from local artists, including ‘veterans’ sweetheart’ Sarah Dennis and local band The Backhanders

Central Library will be open throughout the event – why not pop in and see the fantastic archive material on the local military?

Offers for veterans

On production of an Armed Forces ID card or Veterans Badge, Armed Forces personnel and veterans can enjoy the following special offers and discounts:

Travel

Free travel on the day on Metrolink trams, and on Arriva, Stagecoach, First and Transdev buses in Greater Manchester. Available on production of your Armed Forces ID card, or Veterans Badge and a photo ID.

Free NCP car parking on the day at: 

  • Manchester Central, Lower Mosley Street M2 3GX
  • Arena Car Park, New Bridge Street (Trinity Way) M3 1LE

Other offers are available at https://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk
 

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