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Armed Forces Day 2018
Event time 11.00am - 4.30pm
Event cost Free

Reading pays tribute to the Armed Forces and its veterans with a host of family-friendly music and activities in the beautiful surroundings of Forbury Gardens, as well in Broad Street in the town centre.

In the Forbury Gardens families can enjoy balloon modelling and face-painting and visitors can sit back and listen to live music from 11.00am onwards or pay a visit to stands from regiments, charity and community organisations. 

Apply for a stall at this year's event.

Entry is free to the gardens so bring a picnic, although refreshments are also available.

Highlights will be performances from Diane James as Dame Vera Lynn and a military band who will be performing at both Broad Street and the bandstand at Forbury Gardens. There will also be activity stands in Broad Street where the Salvation Army will be performing.

The culmination of this year's celebrations will see the annual HM Armed Forces Veteran's Badge ceremony for veterans of the Armed Forces from 4pm.

For more information contact 0118 937 2771.

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