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Armed Forces Events

Each year we host various events with participation and assistance from the Garrison and local veterans:


St George's Day Service (joint hosting with the Garrison)


The Royal Salute is fired in Castle Park every second weekend in June. This 21-gun salute is to mark the Queen's Official Birthday.

Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony at the Town Hall

Armed Forces Day - 24 June 2017


Remembrance Sunday 2016  11am Armistice Day and the two-minute silence on the steps of the Town Hall, Colchester.

Early morning Remembrance Day Ceremony at the First and Second World War Memorials at Colchester Cemetery

Mid-morning Remembrance Day Parade in the High Street and 11 am Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial (nearest Sunday to 11 November).