Armed Forces Day National Event 2019

We are delighted that the City of Salisbury has been chosen to host the Armed Forces Day National Event in 2019.NAFD 2019 SPONSOR LOGO ProudPartner

The fantastic event, led by Wiltshire Council, will be taking place over three days from 28th - 30th June at Hudson's Field and City Centre. An anticipated 250,000 people are expected to attend over the three days to recognise and thank the military personnel that continue to protect us and our country. 

Salisbury City Council will be providing a fab number of fun events and activities in Hudson's Field to be enjoyed by all the family. 

Enjoy entertainment throughout the day from the popular Disco Dion and relax in the people's lounge with live music and delicious cake from the cafe.

There will be the opportunity to take part in the medal making workshop, paper plane contest, children's assault course and much more.

You can also take part in the exciting commemorative art piece being created over the weekend. 


Make sure to say hello to Mr and Mrs Gilbert at the event who are looking forward to taking pictures with you. 

Wiltshire Council are taking lead on this event, for more information please visit

Shine for Salisbury

The Shine for Salisbury competition gave the public the opportunity to vote for three performers, bands or acts to perform on the main stage at Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 in Salisbury – one on each of the three days.

The competition was run through Facebook. There were 17 finalists and the public voted for their favourites by using the like function.

The winners were: Duck n Cuvver, The Treblemakers and Salisbury Rock Choir.

We're looking forward to hearing them perform!