Who's in the Salisbury Armed Forces Day parade?

Who's in the Salisbury Armed Forces Day parade?

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 12:19pm 28th June 2019. (Updated at 12:20pm 28th June 2019)

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There'll be hundreds of military personnel, veterans, vehicles, cadets and even some dogs and horses involved.

The parade will make its way around Salisbury city centre on Saturday morning (June 29th).

It'll start at 9.45am from the High Street and make its way around the one way system.

Parade map for Salisbury Armed Forces Day 2019

The parade should take around an hour to complete.

Remember, a number of roads in Salisbury city centre are closed throughout Saturday morning (6.00am - 2.00pm) because of the Salisbury AFD parade.

A flypast from the Red Arrows will also be seen overhead at 10.00am. 

Red Arrows
The world famous aricraft will travel over the city centre, as part of the military parade

WHO'S FORMING UP IN THE PARADE?

There will be a total of 1,417 people within the formation, from all of the military services.

The parade will be inspected by Princess Anne, from a special point on Blue Boar Row.

Princess Anne Bulford Camp May 2019
The Princess Royal is making a visit to Salisbury for the National Armed Forces Day event - just a couple of weeks after meeting troops at Bulford Camp

The Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines will be represented.

There'll also be Chelsea Pensioners marching alongside other veterans.

Military Working Dog MWD Zafari
4 military working dogs and their handlers will be in the parade, including Zafari

A number of vehicles will also make their way around the route - that includes:

  • Warrior tracked armoured vehicle
  • Coyote armoured vehicle
  • Battlefield Ambulance
  • Heavy Equipment Transporter
  • Support Vehicle Recovery truck
  • Long Wheel Tractor
  • Ambulance
  • Military Police Vehicle
  • Fire engine
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
11 military horses will be taking part in the Salisbury AFD parade

LOCAL SOLDIERS INVOLVED:

Many of the Army regiments marching in the parade are based on Salisbury Plain.

Some of them have previously been awarded the Freedom of the City of Salisbury.

Troops from these regiments will be involved:

  • Kings Royal Hussars, based in Tidworth
  • 26 Royal Engineers from Perham Down, alongside 33 Royal Engineers
  • Queen's Gurkha Signals based in Bulford, with the Royal Gurkha Rifles
  • 1 Mercian, based in Bulford
  • Army Air Corps, Middle Wallop
  • 27 Regiment Royal Logistical Corps, from Bulford
  • 22 Field Hospital, from Hampshire
  • 4th, 5th and 6th Battalion REME, based in Tidworth and Bulford
  • 32 Regiment Royal Artillery from Larkhill
  • 5 Rifles based in Bulford
  • Royal Wessex Yeomanry from Old Sarum

Rehearsals for the parade have been taking place for weeks.

CAN'T MAKE IT ALONG?

There will be a big screen at the National Armed Forces Day event at Hudson's Field showing a live stream of the parade.

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