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Clock Tower area

Due to the continuing building works/government guidelines regarding Covid-19, we do not recommend the Clock Tower as an event space. Please contact festivals@leicester.gov.uk for more details.

Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week is a way for us to show our support to the Armed Forces family and will begin when the Armed Forces flag is flown from the Town Hall on Monday 21 June 2021 in the presence of the Lord-Lieutenant and the Lord Mayor of Leicester.

On Wednesday 23 June, we take the opportunity to recognise the work of Reserves, who give up their spare time to serve in reservist units.

Then on Armed Forces Day, Saturday 26 June, we usually celebrate the armed forces, past and present with a service at Leicester Cathedral and a parade of military personnel through the city centre. Once again we have been unable to proceed, due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, but there are a number of ways you can get involved at home.

Salute our forces

Following the success of last year’s campaign, we invite you to send a photo of yourself, your friends and family saluting, which will form an online show of support for the Armed Forces.  For more information on how to take part visit the Leicestershire County Council website or send your photos to lieutenancyoffice@leics.gov.uk

Armed forces service

A service for members of the armed forces will be held at Leicester Cathedral on Saturday 26 June at 10.30am with limited attendance. It will be livestreamed on the Cathedral website to allow members of the public to view from home.

Take a look

A video celebrating armed forces week has been commissioned to capture an insight to the work of members of the armed forces, flag raising at both city and county and it includes some previous footage of parades that have taken place in the city centre.