Armed Forces Day for Children 

The Service Children’s Champion team work closely with Catterick Garrison Headquarters to organise this incredible event.  In 2023 this took place on 26th June and was attended by over 750 children from a range of North Yorkshire schools. 

There were demonstrations from the Gurkha Regiment, food provided by the Royal Lancers and a flyover from a vintage Tiger Moth plane that had once been based in Catterick during World War Two. 

The children were entertained by British Army Band Catterick and put through their paces in a warm-up session led by some Physical Training Instructors. They had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to explore some amazing military vehicles. It was a chance for the children to gain a greater insight into the world of their serving parents and also for their civilian friends to understand what it is like to be a Service child. Due to the success of the event the aim is for this to become an annual event moving forward.  So watch this space for further updates regarding Armed Forces Day for Children 2024!