Armed Services Day Returns
We are delighted to confirm that our popular annual Armed Services Day fixture will return for the visit of Oxford United on Saturday, 2 April.
As the club that proudly represents Plymouth and its distinguished military tradition, we are honoured to be able to pay tribute to all servicemen and women who serve to keep us safe and protect the freedoms we take for granted.
Having been unable to host the event last season as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, our 12th Armed Services Day will be an opportunity to celebrate the efforts of armed services personnel, as well as their families.
A full itinerary of activities and participating organisations will be revealed nearer to the fixture, with a schedule of Services-themed activities due to take place throughout match-day.
The event is always well attended by forces-focused organisations, and Armed Services Day XII is no different, with many groups already confirmed, including: the Falklands Veterans Foundation, the South Atlantic Medal Association, 29 and 47 Commando groups, the Royal Navy Southern Diving Unit, Babcock, the Royal British Legion, the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, RAF St. Mawgan and the Federation of Plymouth and District ex Services Association.
Argyle Club Secretary Zac Newton, a Royal Navy veteran who used to help organise Armed Services Day in his role at HMS Drake, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring Armed Services Day back to Home Park after a longer wait than usual due to the pandemic.
“2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, and the return of Armed Services Day helps us express our gratitude to the servicepeople who keep us safe.
“It is not just about those servicepeople, though, their families also make great sacrifices in order to protect our communities, we at Argyle are proud to represent a city with a great military history.”