Thousands of people are expected to pour into Plymouth for Armed Forces Day 2018. Some will be visiting for the first time and will want to know where to go and where the best places are to park. Many will be getting the bus and train in to beat the traffic. And there will be road restrictions in place to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible. There's a lot to take in - which is why we've put together a handy travel guide so you're aware of everything that's going on. Directions if coming in by car Sat nav ref: PL1 2TR (Main city centre car parks – a short 5 minute walk from the venue) From the West Parking There are plenty of car parks in the city centre within walking distance of the venue. A full list and car park maps is available here. The nearest is the Theatre Royal Car Park. Park and Ride is also a good option for getting into the city centre if you’re travelling by car. Services run Monday to Saturday from three locations around the city. Click here for … [Read more...] about Armed Forces Day 2018 in Plymouth
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Armed Forces Day 2018 is just around the corner and Plymouth is brimming with excitement. The dust has settled on Britain's Ocean City Half Marathon - and now Plymouth is preparing to pull crowds back in for another huge spectacle. This time, it's Armed Forces Day, and it's set to be a classic. This year's event, taking place on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday, 30 June, marks 100 years of the RAF. Here's your complete guide to the occasion so you don't miss out on any of the action. What's happening and why? During the event the Royal Navy, Army, RAF, Royal Marines and veteran’s organisations, charities and the emergency services will showcase their services in a variety of 'villages' set out across the Hoe. Over 100 exhibitors will be on display with static and interactive activities. The day is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community from currently serving troops to reservists, veterans, … [Read more...] about Your complete guide to Armed Forces Day 2018 in Plymouth
FATHER'S DAY is one of those dates you really don't want to forget - but it can prove annoyingly hard to keep track of, because the date changes every year. We've already celebrated our mums this year with Mothering Sunday, and dad's special day is Sunday June 17! Here’s all you need to know... When is Father’s Day and why do we celebrate it? Each year in the UK Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June - which falls on June 17 in 2018. According to one tale, Father's Day first began because of a woman named Grace Golden Clayton from Fairmount, West Virginia. Father’s Day 2018 gift guide: 17 great presents you can give to your dad this Father’s Day An orphan, Grace lobbied her local Methodist ministers for a church service to honour fathers in 1908. The story goes that she was inspired to do this after a mining disaster killed 362 local men. Their deaths orphaned more than 1,000 children and Grace wanted to pay tribute to the … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day 2018 and why is the date in the UK different to other countries?
MEMORIAL Day is a national holiday in the US to remember the country's fallen war heroes. It falls on the last Monday of May — but what date is that in 2018, and what events are planned? Here's all you need to know. When is Memorial Day 2018? This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday 28 May, the last Monday of the month. As it is a Federal Holiday, many Americans will take a day off work, giving them a three-day weekend. Families often use this day to visit the graves of fallen relatives or loved ones who died serving in the Armed Forces. What events and parades mark Memorial Day? Memorial Day - which differs from Veterans Day in that it is to remember those who died while serving - is marked by communities across the US. The National Memorial Day Concert takes place on the west lawn of the United States Capitol and is broadcast across the country. Flags across the country are put at half-mast until noon before they are raised to the top again. The Indianapolis 500 has since 1911 … [Read more...] about When is Memorial Day 2018, how is the weekend decided and what parades and events mark the US holiday?
Russia today celebrates Victory Day, commemorating the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945 and the end of the Second World War. While most countries observe VE Day on 8 May, German Oberkommando Alfred Jodl actually signed the Instrument of Surrender late in the evening in Reims, France, past midnight by Moscow time. The Soviet Union lost an estimated 26.6m lives during the "Great Patriotic War" between 1941 and 1945, entering the conflict after Nazi Germany violated the 1939 Molotov-Rippentrop Pact pledging non-aggression and engaging in brutal battles along the Eastern Front in the dead of winter. Russia and its former Soviet satellite states typically mark the day with fireworks and shows of military might, with marching troops, flyovers and historic T-34 tanks rolling through Red Square once more. Read more US Navy reforms Second Fleet to counter Russia in the Atlantic Veterans wear their old uniforms and medals and are presented with red … [Read more...] about Victory Day 2018: Russia commemorates Nazi Germany’s surrender and end of Second World War