Armed Forces Day


The UAS will be down at Armed Forces Day, held in Banbridge Rugby Club, at Rifle Park.

We'll have the new Tornado cockpit nose in the Military Area, so come along and say hello!

Date & Time:

Saturday 18th JUNE : 10:30am ~ 5.15pm

If you plan to use your own transport to travel to Banbridge for the Armed Forces Day celebrations, you can avail of complimentary parking at any one of seven event-designated car parks all conveniently located close to Banbridge Town Centre and within walking distance to Banbridge Rugby Club at Rifle Park. Supplementary to existing parking provision within the town centre, these additional 1,000+ spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. It is advisable to arrive early as spaces are likely to fill up fast.

Visitors will not be able to park on-site at Banbridge Rugby Club on Armed Forces Day.




After the tremendous success of their Open Day last year, the Ulster Flying Club (UFC) are opening their airfield over the entire Weekend this year!

Access to the Airfield (only via the Portaferry Road entrance) is FREE over the weekend, plus FREE parking is also available (including Disabled spaces) so plenty of room for everyone, next to the runway with a great view of the aircraft. Bring your own picnic!

Dates & Times:

Saturday 23rd JULY : 10am ~ 5pm

Sunday 24th JULY : 10am ~ 5pm


**Access via Portaferry Road only**


We're planning on bringing both the new Tonka cockpit nose and Bulldog this year.

The UFC will have a variety of aircraft on static display subject to weather conditions.


They will also have a group of Flying Instructors available to discuss flying lessons as well as operating both aircraft and helicopters for pleasure flights around the Ards Peninsula.