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Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend

Date: 24 June 2017 - 25 June 2017
Location: Throughout the town and Landguard Peninsula, IP11 2AG

Suffolk Armed Forces WeekendThis year there are two big reasons for Felixstowe to celebrate our Armed Forces.

2017 marks the 350th anniversary of the Dutch attack on Landguard Fort in Felixstowe and to mark the occasion, and to recognise the huge contribution made by our servicemen and women from the past until the present day, Felixstowe has been chosen as the venue for Suffolk Armed Forces Day.

A weekend of action-packed entertainment is planned for Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June.

This free event for all ages will include live music from choirs and military bands to an evening of pop and rock, military displays, food stalls, children's activities and fireworks, alongside some thrilling battle re-enactments between the Dutch and English with cannon, muskets and swords, and lots more. All this by Felixstowe’s fantastic seaside with all that has to offer as well.


Suffolk Armed Forces WeekendSuffolk Armed Forces Weekend

Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend

Saturday 24 June

Events will be centred on the main seafront in and around the Felixstowe Beachside Events Area (next to the Leisure Centre). During the day there will be military-related events and displays, stalls and children’s activities. In the evening enjoy great live bands and performers ending with a firework display. In addition, both Landguard Fort and Martello Tower ‘P’ will be open and garrisoned by re-enactors.

Sunday 25 June

Landguard FortEvents will be centred at Landguard Fort (www.landguard.com) for 'Darells Day' celebrating the 350th anniversary of the 1667 Dutch attack. This will include an exciting re-enactment of the battle, featuring up to 200 re-enactors from The Sealed Knot and English Civil War Society, with cannon, muskets and swords. It promises to be an amazing spectacle. Advance warning that on this Sunday, View Point Road and all car parks at Landguard will be closed to traffic. A shuttle bus service will be linking car parks in the town to the Peninsula.

Click here to download:
Darell’s Day - The Battle for Landguard Fort 1667

Please note: this document is in pdf format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.

Throughout the town and Landguard Peninsula

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