About Armed Forces Day

Newport is hosting the annual Wales National Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June 2023. 

Armed Forces Day in Wales is a partnership event between councils, Welsh Government, the tri-services – Royal Navy, Army and RAF – and other partners.

A decision was made in 2021 that the annual event would travel across all the Welsh regions and last year it took place in Wrexham.

This year it is the turn of Newport to host this prestigious day and it promises to be a spectacular day including a parade through the streets of the city centre, exciting displays and a concert.

The council is grateful for the support from the private and public sector.

Wales-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Mission Systems UK and Newport company MJ Events, have both sponsored the event. 

Welsh Government and the Ministry of Defence, through the Armed Forces Day grant fund, have also given financial support.