A celebration of Armed Forces Day at Harwich Redoubt Fort

Saturday 29th June is Armed Forces Day and there will be no better place to celebrate our army, navy, air force and marines than Harwich’s Redoubt Fort.

Simon Todd and Grant Harris are well known at the Redoubt Fort for their ‘Dad’s Army’ re-enactments but on Saturday 29th June their focus will move to a celebration of the UK’s military and will be adding all of their military equipment and expertise to bring National Armed Forces Day to life at the Redoubt Fort.

Chris Theobald, a member of the Harwich Society’s Redoubt Fort team, says, “The Redoubt Fort is home to much equipment and memorabilia from both World Wars and the addition of Simon and Grant’s military equipment will mean that there will be a lot to see at the Redoubt Fort on Armed Forces Day.”

As well as seeing the exhibits there will be the opportunity to take part in drill sessions so the day is intended to be both interesting and entertaining in a fascinating historic military setting.

“Harwich’s Redoubt Fort is a scheduled ancient monument and is a very popular visitor attraction throughout the year,” continued John Theobald.  “There really can’t be many better places to celebrate National Armed Forces Day than Harwich’s Redoubt Fort and our team of Harwich Society volunteers are very much looking forward to it.”

The Redoubt Fort will be open from 10AM – 4PM.  Entrance is £5 per adult with accompanied children free of charge.

For further information please contact

Press Officer, Garry Calver on 01255 551940

PICTURED: Simon Todd and Grant Harris – Photo © Maria Fowler