Armed Forces Day Celebration 2019 Dates

Armed Force Day 2019

Armed Forces Day 2019

Armed Forces Day Celebration 2019 Dates

The purpose of the Armed Forces Day is to commemorate the sinking of the SS MENDI, where on 21 February 1917,

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614 South African men, of which 607 were from the South African Native Labour Corps and 33 crew members perished in the icy waters of the English Channel. The event also commemorates those patriots who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to the country. The Armed Forces Day celebration is therefore the largest celebratory event on the SANDF calendar. The event affords the public an opportunity to engage with and have a first-hand experience with the men and women in uniform and their military equipment. The Armed Forces Day 2019 will be celebrated in Cape Town from 16-21 February 2019.

Military parade and handing over of medals to our serving soldiers at Table View Beach at 10:30 for 11:00 to be followed by a military capability demonstration.

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Attend these spectacular events in support of Armed Forces Day:

16 -17 Feb SA NAVY SHIPS AND SUBMARINE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE V&A WATERFRONT: SUBMARINE: 10:00 — 14:00 SHIPS: 09:00 — 15:00

Band performance: 16 – 17 Feb at 16:00 and sea cadets marching through Waterfront.

STATIC DISPLAY OF MILITARY VEHICLES & LIFE ARENA DEMONSTRATIONS: 16 -19 Feb, at the Mandela Park Sports Stadium (Khayelitsha). Daily live military demonstrations, exhibtions & sport village.

CSANDF/CISM FUN RUN 5km and 10km: 16 Feb, 08:00 for 08:30 at the Sea Point Promenade. SPORTS CLINICS: 18 – 19 Feb, for primary schools, Grades 6 and 7 at the Pama Road, Khayelitsha Stadium. INTER-FAITH SERVICE: 18 – 19 Feb, 10:30 – 12:00 at the Cape Town City Hall.

NIGHT SHOOT, Rehearsal: 18 Feb, 19:30 at Muizenberg (Sunrise Beach). Public welcome to attend. NIGHT SHOOT: 19 Feb, 19:30 at Muizenberg (Sunrise Beach). MILITARY PARADE AND CAPABILITY DEMONSTRATION: 21 Feb, 10:30 for 11:00 to be followed by military capability demonstration at Table View Beach.

ALL WELCOME AND FREE ENTRY Low flying aircraft & excessive noise will be experienced from time to time.

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