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Armed Forces Day
Sunday 21st June 2015
Bents Park, South Shields NE33 2LD

Once again the crowds turned out for our 7th annual Armed Forces Day and thanks to the generosity of all who attended, this year we are able to donate £7000 to Support Our Soldiers Charity which means since our 1st AFD  in 2009 we have donated the magnificent sum of £42,000 to SOS just from these events!

It began with the spectacular sight of 100s of motorbikes, trikes, and scooters riding along the seafront into Bents Park followed by the troops, veterans, pipes & drums and a brass band.
After a short service and the ‘last post’ the fun began with a performance by The Rock Choir then JayBe. The entertainment carried on throughout the day with live music. There was also a kiddie’s funfair, lots of trade and charity stands, custom shows and military vehicles
We also had on display, a WW1 tank as well as a display by Yesterday’s Heroes.

Our special thanks go to The North East Coalition of Motorcycle Clubs for their support.

Thanks also go to

  • South Tyneside Council Events Team

  • The Lord Mayor & Mayoress of South Tyneside

  • Lord Hire Centre South Shields

  • NE Radio Communications

  • Arnold Clark Vehicle Rentals

To read about previous years events and see photos of the day see our past events section at the left.