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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

Events in August

18 – 19 August

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight – will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. For more information, you can visit https://www.bigginhillairport.com/2017/12/2018-festival-of-flight-set-for-18th-and-19th-august-at-london-biggin-hill-airport/

 

Biggin Hill Airport, Kent

Time to be confirmed

18 – 19 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. For more information, you can visit http://www.headcornevents.co.uk/Events/Combined%20Ops/

 

Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent TN27 9HX

10am – 5pm

25 – 27 August

Military Odyssey – over 4000 re-enactors and living history enthusiasts in attendance. Food courts, beer tent, stalls and more. For more information, you can visit https://www.military-odyssey.com/

 

Kent Show Ground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF

9:30am

Events in September

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

7:30pm

Events in October

30 October

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

Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne

7:30pm

Events in November

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

7:30pm

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