Armed Forces Day has come to have special significance for Pembroke Dock, as the only town in Pembrokeshire, and one of only a few in Wales with an almost exclusively military history. The town is one of the only UK settlements that have hosted all three armed forces, the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, and it is now the site of Wales’ only dedicated military cemetery.
All this military history is celebrated year-round at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, situated in the Georgian Military Chapel at the eastern edge of the Dockyard. Once again in 2019 the Heritage Centre are working with Pembroke Dock Town Council to provide a gala Fun Day in the beautiful grounds of the Chapel, to celebrate the county’s links to the armed forces, past present and future. The event will complement the displays inside the Heritage Centre telling the stories of Admiralty ships, flying boats and army regiments over the course of the town’s 200 year history. The event will include a range of attractions, including demonstrations by the Fire Service, performances by Pembroke Dock Community Choir, a charity barbecue, and stalls from a range of local charities and community groups.
Pembroke Dock’s Armed Forces Day Family Fun Day will take place at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre on Saturday 29 June, and will be officially opened by the Mayor of Pembroke Dock, Cllr Gordon Goff, at 11.00am. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org or 01646 684220.