Stirling will host an afternoon of family fun and entertainment in historic King's Park to honour Armed Forces Day 2019.

The annual military show boasts a jam-packed programme of events on Saturday, June 29, featuring bands, a parade, music and military displays, as well as supporting a wide range of charities present on the day.

Stirling’s 2019 event will see the Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team lead the line from the skies while military bands along with military personnel, vehicles and a wide array of family-oriented fun will entertain the crowds on the ground.

Serving personnel, veterans and cadets will gather at Port Street on the morning of the event at around 11.45am, before stepping off at Noon to officially kick start the day with their customary parade.

Stirling Provost, Christine Simpson said: “This event is a wonderful way for Stirling to show its support to the Armed Forces past, present and future and enjoy a fun-packed family day out.

“There will be a parade, displays, music, dancing and lots of interactive events throughout the whole day to keep all the family entertained. This year we are also delighted to welcome the Silver Stars to Stirling who I’m sure will delight the crowds.”

Formed in 1963, the Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars was the first army parachute display team to be established. The team comprises approximately 25 regular and reserve personnel and conducts displays at low and medium altitudes, including stack formations.

Providing a more glamorous look back at the military’s history will be the Kennedy Cupcakes, a 1940s/50s inspired dance troupe, who will bring a touch of razzmatazz to proceedings with a string of show-stopping routines.

In a new addition to the programme, the Stirling Highland Games will be partnering with Stirling Armed Forces day to present an entertaining and competitive Tug of War.

And once again the UK Garrison Storm Troopers, formed in 2000, will also be mingling with the crowds for Star Wars fans brave enough to get up close and personal with some of the Galactic Empire’s most iconic foot soldiers.

Free Entry

Free entry to the popular event, which is run by the Armed Forces and local authorities across the UK, starts at 11am, with entertainment running until the close at 4pm.

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