Isle of Wight
Armed Forces Day
Sunday 30th of June 2024

In the ‘not so small print’ here are the Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day terms and conditions.

Welcome to the Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day website (the “Website”)

This website is operated by IOW AFD LTD  (referred to as “Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day”, “we” or “us”).

We recommend that you read these Terms and Conditions before using any of the features on our Website. Your use of our Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access our Website, and the material contained therein, and your use of the Website should cease immediately.

Should you have any queries about these Terms and Conditions, please email us via the Contact page.
If you are aged sixteen or under, you must seek the permission of a parent or guardian before accessing or using our Website.


We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is the responsibility of the user to check these Terms to ensure that you agree to them, before using our Website.
We also have a Privacy Policy, which relates to your use of our Website, and should be read as a part of these Terms and Conditions, before using the Website.
Intellectual Property Rights
All copy­right, trade marks, design rights, pat­ents and other intellectual property rights ( registered and unregistered ) in and on our web­site and all con­tent ( includ­ing any applic­a­tions ) loc­ated on the site shall remain the sole prop­erty of Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day or its licensor’s ( which includes other users ).

You must not:
Repub­lish mater­ial from our web­site without prior writ­ten consent.
Sell or rent mater­ial from our website.
Repro­duce, duplic­ate, copy or oth­er­wise exploit mater­ial on our web­site con­tent in any way except for your own per­sonal, non-commercial use..
Redis­trib­ute any con­tent from our web­site, includ­ing onto another website.

Our Content

All material on this Website either belongs to or is licensed to us by our affiliates, and should be treated as if belonging to us. Material on this Website must not be copied, reproduced, published or republished, posted, uploaded, distributed or transmitted, modified, manipulated or reverse engineered. Unauthorised use of material on this Website as detailed above constitutes a breach of copyright and associated intellectual property rights.  Competitions featured on our website are subject to our Competition Terms and Conditions.

User Content

Where our Website requires you to register, you must provide accurate and complete information. Currently this is just for the newsletter and as such does not require password or security details. We reserve the right to contact you by email as provided at the time of registration, regarding your use of any interactive areas of the Website. We have no control over the information and material posted on our interactive areas, but we reserve the right to edit, move and remove posts as necessary to keep the interactive areas safe for other users.

Users are asked not to:

use posts in any interactive areas to advertise goods or services;
make posts or comments that are libellous, indecent, abusive, threatening, or infringe the copyright or other rights of third parties;
post messages which contain illegal or otherwise unlawful material;
post messages which contain viruses or code which may cause damage to another user’s computer software or equipment, or impair the functionality of the Website;
impersonate or misrepresent any third parties
promote or encourage any illegal activity

We cannot guarantee the reliability, accuracy or impartiality of any messages posted, and as such we request that you do not rely in any way on anything posted on our interactive areas, and that you accept all risk associated with use of these interactive areas. Users should not rely upon any of the content of this Website as constituting advice, recommendations or agreements. We reserve the right to remove your registration if you do not comply with the above guidelines, in order to keep our Website safe and reliable for other users.

Third Party Content

Our Website may include certain material and content from third parties. Ownership of this third party content may or may not be obvious to the user, and as such users should treat all content on this website as if it were the intellectual property of Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day. We have no responsibility for the content and material from third parties. Twitter feeds from presenters and volunteers are the views of those individuals and not Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day.

Competition Terms and Conditions

These rules apply for all competitions unless otherwise stated:
Unless otherwise stated contestants can enter each competition with Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day once. Any entries, after the first, will be deleted.
Unless otherwise stated online, only one prize per competition is allocated.
Unless otherwise stated, all contestants chosen are those who have entered at the advertised time and are chosen at random by the appropriate person in line with the advertised promotion of the competition.
The competition will run until the competition has been completed or has run its course. Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day reserves the right not to give away any prize if no winner is found.
Unless otherwise stated, there is only one prize per competition and all prizes are offered in good faith. It is recognised that at times genuine mistakes can occur. If a mistake has occurred, then the Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day, at its sole discretion can either award the prize to the person(s) who in their view was the original winner of the competition or alternately ask the contestants to play again on a ‘head to head’ basis. When instances like this occur, Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day will provide the runner up with a prize value not exceeding 5% of the value of the advertised prize.
Prizes offered by Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day are in most cases provided to the company by a third party or sponsor. At the end of the competition the liability passes from Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day to the sponsor for the deliverance of the prize offered. If the sponsor or third party thereafter cannot deliver the product or prize due to liquidation or similar, Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day IS NOT liable for its provision.
Employees, volunteers and relatives of Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day or any of the co-sponsors of the competition are not eligible to enter this competition.
Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day reserves the right to alter or amend these rules at any time and to suspend the competition or cancel the competition at any time.
Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day cannot be held responsible for any loss that may be incurred by listeners attempting to enter competitions.
Failure to gain access to competitions due to technical difficulties, is not the responsibility of Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day.
Unless otherwise stated, there is no cash alternative to the advertised prizes and any prize is strictly non-transferable.
By entering competitions all contestants agree to be used in publicity, promotion and by any means deemed fit for the promotion of Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day. If this relates to a minor, parental permission will be sought.
Copyright and any photographs, images or audio of winners remains the property of Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day throughout the world.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding competitions. Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day decision is final.
If the rules to competitions have been broken or the answer has been revealed to contestants by any third party, the prize may be withdrawn.
Any contestant entering competitions on Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day giving false or misleading information will be disqualified and any prizes won will be withdrawn. This includes, but is not limited to, name, address, telephone numbers and details of previously won prizes.
Prizes must be claimed within 1 months from date of winning.
We endeavour to send out all prizes within 28 days of the win. This is subject to change at our discretion.
Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any updates will be displayed here on the website

Liabilities, Warranties and Indemnities

Our Website is provided on an ‘as is’ basis, without any express or implied warranty of any kind. We do not warrant that our Website will be error-free, or that any of the material therein is accurate. We endeavour to ensure that all con­tent on our web­site is cor­rect, To the extent per­mit­ted by the applic­able law, we dis­claim all rep­res­ent­a­tions and war­ranties with respect to the Site and any Material thereon, either express or implied, includ­ing but not lim­ited to any implied war­ranties of mer­chant­ab­il­ity or fit­ness for any par­tic­u­lar pur­pose; in no event will we be liable for indir­ect, spe­cial, incid­ental or con­sequen­tial loss or dam­age which may arise in respect of the Site, its use, or in respect of other equip­ment or prop­erty, or for loss of profit, busi­ness, rev­enue, good­will or anti­cip­ated sav­ings, even if we have been advised of the pos­sib­il­ity of such loss.

We are not liable to users of third party content, material or websites for inconsequential or incidental damages such as loss of profits or loss of privacy. We cannot be responsible for errors in any advertising or promotional material that appears on our Website, although we would be grateful if you would notify us, should you notice any errors in any such material. We do not exclude liab­il­ity for death or per­sonal injury to the extent only that the same arises as a res­ult of neg­li­gence for which we are liable or oth­er­wise, will be lim­ited as follows:
In the event that any exclu­sion or other pro­vi­sion con­tained in these Terms be held to be invalid for any reason and we become liable for loss or dam­age that could oth­er­wise have been lim­ited, such liab­il­ity shall be lim­ited to £0. Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day do not war­rant that func­tions avail­able on the web­site will be unin­ter­rup­ted or error free, that defects will be cor­rec­ted, or that the server that makes the web­site avail­able is free of vir­uses and / or bugs. You acknow­ledge that it is your respons­ib­il­ity to imple­ment suf­fi­cient pro­ced­ures and virus checks  (includ­ing anti-virus and other secur­ity checks ) to sat­isfy your par­tic­u­lar requirements.

General Legal Terms

Should any part of these Terms and Conditions be found to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable at law, then that part shall be severed from the Terms and Conditions to the extent that it is invalid or unenforceable, and its severance shall not affect the rest of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain enforceable at law.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law, and all disputes arising from them shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.
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Frequently Asked Questions

General event questions

Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day is FREE to attend

The target time for the Red Arrows overhead, is 1130hrs

The display area for The Red Arrows spans right along Ryde beach. From Ryde Marina down to Appley Castle.

Following the tragic accident on the 25th of May, the BBMF fleet are currently grounded. We are waiting on an update from the BBMF and for your information, their target time for the display with us, is 1240hrs.

All Air Displays have to operate at a minimum distance of 230mtrs from crowd front. It is low tide on the day of the event and to legally observe the requirements, we have to temporarily cordon off the beach. This will be at the high tide marks, until the air displays have finished. Please DO NOT cross the cordon and go out onto the low tide beach. You will ruin the air displays for everyone.

A full set of timings along with what is on, will be published soon

A full list of attractions, will be published soon

Yes there is and it forms up at 1615hrs ready to move off at 1620hrs. If you are wishing to take part and haven’t made contact with the Parade Marshall, please drop us a line here.

Yes there are. They are available on a first come first served basis and if you are Marching in the parade, it would be our privilege to provide you with Tea and Cake before hand. The Parade Marshall will be issuing these vouchers to those that are Marching on the day.

Parking and Travel

Ryde has several car parks with over 800 spaces. These are detailed on our comprehensive Travel and Parking page.

Ryde Esplanade has dedicated disabled parking spaces and these are detailed on this page. We will also be providing a number of spaces, specifically for Disabled Veterans, allocated on a first come first served basis. This will be available via the website from the 12th of June.

Ryde Esplanade is well served by the Ryde Interchange Hub. Here buses, trains and hovercrafts all come together. For specific services coming to Ryde, please check the appropriate operators websites. More details can be found on the Traffic and Travel page.

That is the best idea!

Yes, but at different times of the day and there will be confirmation of those, closer to the event.

Food and Drink

On Ryde Esplanade you have the The Castle Hotel, LA Bowl, Harbour House, The Big Kahuna, The Captains Table, The Duck, Appley Beach Cafe, The Dell and The Old Barracks.

Of course you can! There is a huge beach so bring a towel and scoff away.

Not this year as the focus is on providing the best event we can, within the budget and resources available.

Health and Safety

All licensed premises have them and there are public toilets on Eastern Gardens, Appley Park and Puckpool Park. We also provided Portaloos.

First Aid is located next to Ryde Marina Slipway, opposite the Skatepark.

Yes and its at Ryde Marina Office, directly opposite Eastern Gardens.

Yes you can but NOT past the Air Safety Cordon. The Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have to observe certain safety rules and we have to have a cordon in place on the beach. Please DO NOT cross it.

This is the Drop Zone ( DZ ) for the Royal Navy Parachute display team. Please keep out of it as it serves as emergency landing site. As well as the location for the Fort Cumberland Guard and Vectis Rifle display. DO NOT ENTER.

If last year is anything to go by, yes it is. Bring plenty of suncream and extra water. We do have water taps on Eastern Gardens so you can refill your bottles. We have a full Weather / Heat advice page here.

The Health and Welfare office is open on Ryde Marina. Please visit there and report the problem. If its immediate and requires the emergency services, dial 999 and ask for the appropriate service.


Ryde Esplanade from the LA Bowl and into Eastern gardens. It will also be utilising the Beach to the front of the gardens and the road to the rear.


This years event runs one day after the official Armed Forces Day. Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day is on Sunday the 30th of June 2024.

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