Ian Jones as Winston Churchill and Michael Peters representing event sponsors SWG Construction (2)

Armed Forces Day 2024

Armed Forces Day is heading back to Himley Hall and Park this month.

The free event, run by Dudley Council and supported SWG Construction, Pegasus and SF Harrison Roofing takes places on Sunday 30 June in the prestigious grounds of Himley Hall and Park.

It will run from 11am to 4pm and includes military displays, free vintage dance taster lessons from All About Swing, a craft and vintage fair, vintage tea tent and much more.

One of the highlights of the free day out will be when the Mayor of Dudley presents former and current armed forces personnel with their HM Armed Forces Badges.

People are being urged to come forward to register their interest to be presented with their badge, so they can be added to the running order for the day.

Cllr Hilary Bills, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“Armed Forces Day gives us all the opportunity to honour and reflect on the efforts and sacrifice of men and women who have served or continue to serve in our armed forces.

“It’s a hugely entertaining, free, family friendly day out too with lots to see and do.”

Shaun Humphries, Construction Director, SWG Construction, said:

‘’As a construction firm involved with several major projects across the area, we are delighted to support Armed Forces Day with Dudley Council.

“People who think they are entitled to one of the HM Armed Forces Veterans Badges should apply online at http://www.gov.uk/apply-medal-or.../apply-for-a-medal or by calling 0800 085 3600.”

If you have recently left the armed forces you do not need to apply, veterans badges are now sent out automatically and should be received within two months.

Veterans need to have applied for and received their badge before contacting Dudley Council in order to have them presented on the day. 

Anyone who has already received one of the badges but has not had it formally presented to them before can contact Dudley Council by emailing capa.admin@dudley.gov.uk or by calling 01384 818186 to participate in the ceremony.

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Dudley Council


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Photo caption: Ian Jones as Winston Churchill and Michael Peters representing event sponsors SWG Construction