Guildford Armed Forces day Main Arena and Stage line up…

The Main Arena will feature live military displays throughout the afternoon. The MC for the whole event will be Peter Gordon from Eagle Radio.

Main Arena from 1pm

Tornado GR4 Flypast – The Tornado GR4 is a two-seat, all-weather, day or night attack and reconnaissance aircraft.

Royal Navy Raiders Parachute Display – The Raiders are the Royal Navy’s sole official parachute display team.

Royal Signals White Helmets Motorbike Display – The White Helmets demonstrate a thrilling display of balance and co-ordination between rider and 750cc Triumph motorcycle.

Royal Navy Swordfish Flypast – The Swordfish is a bi-plane belonging to the Royal Navy’s Historic Flight – a collection of rare aircraft.

Band of the Royal Marines, Portsmouth – Musicians are all fully trained and operational military personnel.

RAF Falcons – The Falcons parachute display team are all trained parachute jump instructors as well as experienced serving members of the Royal Air Force.

Cadets Drill and Band – Cadets from 261 (Guildford) Squadron ATC will perform a drill and display set to music. The sequence is fully memorised and no words of command are given. This will be followed by some familiar tunes from a Cadet marching band.

Military band

Army Red Devils Parachute Display – The official parachute display team of both the Parachute Regiment (the Paras) and the British Army.

Queen’s Colour Squadron – Renowned for producing the highest standards of precision drill. The Squadron maintains a dual role carrying out both ceremonial duties and field squadron commitments as 63 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, based at RAF Northolt.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast – The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast features the legendary Spitfire, Hurricane and one of the last two airworthy Lancaster Bombers.

Household Cavalry Musical Ride – A display based on a series of cavalry drill movements set to music. The riders are carefully selected from the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals Squadrons of the Household Cavalry Regiment for their horsemanship.

Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) Gymnastic Display – The RAPTC is responsible for the physical development of the British Army. Its members are all Physical Training Instructors and are attached to every major unit throughout the British Army.

3rd Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Infantry Display – This realistic battlefield demonstration complete with loud gunfire and explosions compares and contrasts how the British ‘Tommie’ went into battle 100 years ago with how today’s modern infantryman operates.

Red Arrows Flypast, Mass Bands and Beating Retreat – The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows has been displaying since 1965. One of the premier aerobatic teams in the world, the Red Arrows are the public face of the Royal Air Force representing the country worldwide.

Arena Stage from 5.30pm

Ministry of Defence Band – The Band of the Adjutant General’s Corps is one of the British Army’s three Specialist Capability Bands which performs Rock, pop and Jazz music.

Thomas Hobbs – British opera singer Thomas Hobbs has been described as a ‘supremely accomplished recitalist’ (The Independent) and a ‘warm full tenor standing out for sheer vocal quality’ (The Telegraph).

West End Kids – This song and dance troupe perform for tens of thousands of people at some of the UK’s largest events.

Patriot Girls – West End leading ladies, the Patriot Girls, Jo Gibb, Joanne Pullen and Caroline Sheen are one of the most versatile singing acts in the business.

From the Jam – Headlining the entertainment for the Stoke Park show, From The Jamwill provide the big finish to this spectacular free event.

Featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings, From The Jamhave a reputation for delivering the explosive live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam, who became one of the greatest and biggest selling bands in British history.

The audience can expect to hear classic The Jam hits such as Down In The Tube Station At MidnightGoing Underground and Town Called Malice.

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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