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Armed Forces Day

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The communities of Rhondda Cynon Taf are invited join an event to mark Armed Forces Day 2022.

The event will begin at 11am on Saturday, June 18 with a parade around Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, and a Raising the Flag Ceremony.

Following this, there will be family and community attractions to mark and commemorate the importance of the Armed Forces Community in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

All are welcome to join in to watch the parade and the ceremony and experience attractions such as: a climbing wall, mobile cave experience, small funfair, petting zoo and entertainment from the DB Big Band.

The event is free to enter and the day runs until 4pm, so there is plenty of time to get involved and show your support!

Cllr Maureen Webber, Deputy Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: “Armed Forces Day is a very important day for Rhondda Cynon Taf and we are proud of the commitment we have made to our armed forces community, serving and retired.

“This event is a chance for us to show and celebrate that support and to bring as many of our communities together as we can to also show their support. It’s a formal event which also brings in family friendly activities so everyone has the chance to find out more.”

Armed Forces Day 2022 is sponsored by Nathaniel Cars, who have been keeping the residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf and beyond on the road for more than 35 years, thanks to their friendly and professional teams in Cardiff and Bridgend.

Keen to get involved and show their support for our communities, Nathaniel Cars have given their sponsorship to all What’s On RCT events in 2022. Find out more here

If you would like to sponsor an event or events in the 2022 What’s On calendar, you can find out more and get in touch here.

Exactly 10 years ago this year, Rhondda Cynon Taf became one of the first local authorities in Wales to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, a mutual agreement of understanding between the county borough and its Armed Forces community, serving and retired.

The Armed Forces Covenant sets out a range of ways in which support is offered, including support for families and those whose loved-ones are deployed, finance, employment and housing assistance, the Covenant Grant Fund and the Veterans’ Advice Service. You can find out more at

Posted on 17/06/2022