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Armed Forces Day just a month away

30 May 2023

Live music and attractions will be highlights of a day of celebration of our personnel as Armed Forces Day returns to Peterborough for 2023.

Armed Forces Day aims to recognise our nation’s past and present personnel and their families, and to show them support from the community and from businesses.

Our city will celebrate this day on Saturday, June 24 with a splendid event in Cathedral Square.

The event has not been held in recent years due to Covid, but this year organisers are looking to bring it back in style.

The day will have a community feel to it with a formal parade to start proceedings, before bands and acts perform on-stage from 10.30am to 4pm.

Some of the acts on the stage include The D.Day Darlings, Adam Hoffman, Miss Lily Lovejoy and Major Swing & Kitty

Peterborough City Council is organising the day with support from Armed Forces organisations, charities and businesses, led by the organising committee. The chief sponsor is Barnack Estates.

Committee chairman John Fox said: “We are delighted that the event is returning after two years and would like to thank everybody for their support so far.

“We’re hoping for a fun family atmosphere on the day, recognising our Armed Forces and the vital role they perform for us.”

There are opportunities to sponsor and promote your business, and sponsor a stage.

If you have any interest to exhibit in the Cathedral Square or would like to know about the support opportunities, contact Cllr Rylan Ray at or email