Honours and events that recognise and celebrate the Armed Forces Community in Bradford District

Freedom of the City

The following regiments enjoy the Freedom of the City:

  • 4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment 
  • 212 (Yorkshire) Field Hospital (Volunteers) 
  • 269 (West Riding) Battery Royal Artillery (V) 
  • 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Celebratory, recognition and remembrance events

Annual Veterans’ Lunch

The Lord Mayor hosts an annual Veterans’ Lunch with 100 guests drawn from veterans’ associations from across the District and also some serving personnel.

Veterans’ Day

In Centenary Square (end of June) to celebrate and honour past Services personnel (part of Armed Forces Week).

Armed Forces Day

In Centenary Square (end of June) with bands and other entertainment. (Part of Armed Forces Week) to honour past, present and future Service personnel

Flag Raising

In Centenary Square at the start of Armed Forces Week

Remembrance Day Services

Throughout Bradford District in November.

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