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Armed Forces Day

South Tyneside celebrates Armed Forces Day once a year on a Sunday in June. Every year, thousands of people turn out in force to pay tribute to military organisations in South Tyneside with a colourful military parade and service followed by a family fun day at South Shields seafront.

Watch our commemorative film

Watch our fantastic Air, Land and Sea-themed film below as we celebrate Armed Forces Day 2021.

The film opens with a spectacular scene featuring free-falling skydivers. It also involves the Armed Forces Day flag being passed between various organisations against the backdrop of popular Borough landmarks, before being hoisted up on the flagpole at the 324 Air Cadets base in Northfield Gardens, South Shields.