What's On

As part of the celebrations on the day, there will be a number of events and activities taking place in the city centre. Including:

City centre 

  • 10am: Parade of members of the armed forces, veterans, Royal British Legion standard bearers and army and RAF cadets  - from High Street to John Frost Square - led by the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh.

    The 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh mascot, Lance Corporal Shenkin IV, and Corporal Jones, mascot from the 1st The Queen Dragoon Guards, will accompany the parade.

Exhibitions and activities (10am - 3pm)

Newport Market

    • Battle of Britain and the First World War exhibition, including remote-control model tanks from the Firing Line Museum of the 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards and Royal Welsh.

Newport Museum & Art Gallery

    • Home Front sketches and a mini-World War One display

The Riverfront Theatre 

    • Information stalls for armed forces charities and organisations

    • Exhibition of artwork by armed forces children

    • Craft activities for children

Area around the riverfront

  • 10am - 3pm: exhibition of military vehicles
  • am: SARA (Severn Area Rescue Association) will be on the River Usk with their lifeboat 
  • *10:45am: Red Arrows fly past (weather permitting)
  • *10:50am: A400M military aircraft fly past (weather permitting)
  • *11:20am and 11:30 (approx): the Tigers Army Parachute and RAF Falcons display teams (weather permitting). Spectators in the city centre will be able to see them 'dropping in' but their landing site won't be open to the public.
  • 12:30pm: Commemoration of the loss of HMS Turbulent - along the river, near the Riverfront Theatre 

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Battle of Britain spitfire flypast will not be taking place 

*Times subject to change

Rodney Parade

  • 12 - 4pm: Army Activity Zone - including a climbing wall, obstacle course, pugil sticks, laser shooting, archery tag stand and an army health stand.

4pm - Military concert:
It will include performances by the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh, the Prince of Wales Band, the Cardiff Military Wives Choir and the Gwent and Powys Army Cadet Band and presentations of Armed Forces in Wales Awards. 

Tickets for the concert have now sold out.