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Gosport Armed Forces Week 2024- Round Up of Events

There are several events in Gosport around National Armed Forces Week  23-29 June to showcase the Borough's strong connection to the armed forces and to highlight supports and opportunities available to its large armed forces community.

These include:

  • Monday, 17 June- Solent Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Board, a strategic board covering 6 local authority areas, to improve greater awareness of the needs of the armed forces community and joined up service delivery across a range of partner organisations. Hosted in the Borough this time at HMS Sultan, This meeting will be chaired by Cllr Hutchison as the Council's armed forces member representative. More about the work of the Partnership is found here.
  • Thursday 20, June- Job Oppo Networking Event at Powder Monkey Brewery 3-6pm aimed at service leavers and veterans in employment to assist the former to develop their own networks to help secure post forces career employment. More details are available at here.
  • Thursday 20, June- Veterans Can CIC launch event 6:30-9pm in the Grand  Magazine at the Explosion Museum of Naval Power. Veterans Can is a web-based platform for Veterans to come together, share, listen and learn - while supporting real and tangible initiatives. This event has been in part funded by a community fund grant from te Council. More details of the event are available here.
  • Monday, 24 June- Armed Forces High Street Hub Event and Flag Raising Ceremony-  a non-commercial event  featuring a range of local organisations offering information about supports or opportunities to the armed forces community located at the ferry end of the High Street from 9:30am -2pm. The event is in conjunction with the raising of the armed forces day flag with Mayor Cllr Earle, Captain Mark Hamilton from HMS Sultan  and  Surgeon Captain Christopher Streets from the Institute of Naval Medicine and other guests attending. Both events are welcome to all members of the public. More  information about the event and wider information of interest to the Gosport armed forces community is available here

  • Saturday, 29 June- National Armed Forces Day- Bespoke Market Gosport High Street featuring veteran-owned businesses, information stalls and entertainment organized by Nest & Anchor from 10am to 4 pm. More details available here 

There is a dedicated Gosport Armed Forces display and notice board in the Town Hall Reception area from 17 June to 1 July with information about the above events plus notices of other activities taking place in Gosport in support of our armed forces community. Local organisations with events happening for Gosport's armed forces community during this period and wanting to add a notice are welcome to contact GosportAFD@gosport.gov.uk 

 

 

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