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Armed forces events

Find information about the latest military events taking place across Kent including military clubs and groups you can get involved in.

The Sittingbourne Armed Forces Breakfast Club

If you fancy company, making new friends and mixing with people who have shared the same sort of life and experiences as you, then why not pop along to this newly formed breakfast club. They have their own Facebook Group so take a look at their page. They meet on the fourth Saturday of the month at The Golden Hope in Park Road, Sittingbourne at 10am.

WRAC Association Invicta Branch

This is a newly formed branch that also meets on the fourth Saturday of the month in Maidstone. Venues may vary so join their Facebook Group to keep in touch and find out where the lunch events will take place. They normally start at 1pm. If you have served in the WRAC or are still a serving female and would like to meet others that have shared the same sort of life and experiences as you, then why not join this group.

Other events across Kent


1 – 2

Folkestone and Ashford Military Show


Mostly Military vehicles, battle re-enactments and displays with trade stands. Flypasts by a spitfire and a hurricane and a poppy drop is planned for both days


Sellindge Showground

10am – 5pm


Queen’s birthday flypast


The Mall, London



Veterans breakfast Club

Wetherspoon Sittingbourne

10am -12pm


Armed Forces Day


Parade, band, vehicles and more

Sittingbourne High Street area

10am – 4pm


6 - 7

Battle of Britain Airshow


Battle of Britain display featuring representative aircraft of the Battle of Britain era. Attractions for all the family including flight experiences, a funfair and stalls. Flying display between 11 am and 3.30pm

Headcorn Airfield


23 – 27

War and Peace show


A 5 day military and vintage festival. Thousands of military vehicles are expected to gather here. There will be battle re-enactments, living history scenes to provide a unique picture of life in conflict with depictions from WW1 to the present. Trade stalls, Vintage Village and more


Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

9am – 6pm


Veterans breakfast Club

Wetherspoons Sittingbourne

10am - 12pm


10 – 11 August

Combined OPs - This unique event held at Headcorn Aerodrome has a variety of vintage and modern aircraft displays, on the ground and in the air. A family event which includes static military vehicles, living history re-enactment groups, arena events, military stalls, children's entertainment and food stalls.


Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent TN27 9HX

10.00am– 5:00pm

17 - 18

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight – will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.


Biggin Hill Airport, Kent

Time to be confirmed


Veterans breakfast Club


10am - 12pm

24 – 26 August

Military Odyssey – over 4000 re-enactors and living history enthusiasts in attendance. Food courts, beer tent, stalls and more.


Kent Show Ground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF



20 September

Stories from the Western Front’, and research into the German Archives by Peter Barton who is a British Military historian, author and filmmaker

Alexander Centre, Faversham



Veterans breakfast Club


10am -12pm



Veterans breakfast Club

Wetherspoons, Sittingbourne

10am - 12pm

30 October

The Pilgrims to Ypres’, and the price of war on the city by Prof Mark Connelly, University of Kent

Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne



20 November

Faces from the Front – poignant local stories by The Sittingbourne War Memorial Project Team, providing an insight into the breadth and depth of information uncovered about local history and how the First World War impacted on the local community

Phoenix House Sittingbourne



Veterans breakfast Club


10am - 12pm

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