Blackpool Veterans Week to celebrate, honour and unite all who served

From 21st to 29th June 2008 Blackpool is the meeting place for veterans from all over the UK. Events held throughout the week are designed to entertain young and old and bring together Veterans of all ages.

Events include:

Military Exhibition and Flying Displays 21-22 June – Promenade
Spitfire, hurricane and hawk will display aerobatic skill, the RAF Falcons drop in, in graceful parachute formation and the Royal Marines recreate a spectacular amphibious attack on Blackpool’s beach.

Aero GP 28-29 June – Promenade
An exciting air race delivered by veterans for veterans showcasing amazing aerobatic racing skills.

Veterans’ Sporting Weekend 28-29 June – Stanley Park
Anyone for cricket or golf? Join veterans and forces teams for two days of superb summer sports.

In addition there will be a gala dinner which will be held on 25th June at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool together with many more events taking place throughout the week.

Blackpool is also proud to host the nation’s Veterans’ Day celebrations on 27th June
when Blackpool will welcome veterans from all over the world to join together in a series of events celebrating the achievements of veterans during their service and in their civilian lives.

Many of our operators run tours to Blackpool during this time. For further information and to find out whether there is a tour departing near you visit or call our reservations line on
0845 330 3747

Alternatively, if you just need a hotel to stay in at Blackpool, visit our UK Hotel Breaks page.

For further information and regular updates on events during Blackpool Veterans’ Week visit


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  • kieran Thu, 23rd Oct, 2008 at 1:45 pm Reply


  • B&B Blackpool Sat, 4th Jul, 2009 at 10:14 pm Reply

    As a Blackpool hotelier I can well and truly say the events in Blackpool were a resounding success.

    I blogged about the event myself and the article was getting between 60 and 80 hits a day during the week long celebrations.

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