Start date of activity: 29/06/2018

Start time of activity: 14:00

End date of activity: 01/07/2018

End time of activity: 14:00

Location of activity:

The Headland (opposite Blackpool Tower), Central Promenade, Blackpool. FY1 4BJ

Detailed instructions:

The 2018 VFP response to Armed Forces Day will be in Blackpool.

Camping, an action and great opportunities for members to socialise.

The centre piece will be an action in response to the overt military recruitment drive on the Central Promenade in Blackpool.

Please note: This is a members only/family/friends event.

Friday 29th June:

1400: For those gathering on Friday, meet at the campsite 12 miles from Central Blackpool during the afternoon to set up camp.

1800: to local hostelry for eats and drinks.

Saturday 30th June:

0900: Breakfast at campsite.

1100: Start action in Blackpool.
Meeting point: Lifeboat station, Central Promenade, FY1 5JA.

We will separate into small teams for the action. Bags, coats etc, can be left in vehicles or secured at the campsite.

Please notify Ian Johnstone if you are only attending for the action on Saturday or if you are joining Saturday and require accommodation or parking at the campsite on Saturday night.

15:00 End action,

17:00 Social at the campsite including bonfire, bbq and beer.

Sunday 1st July:

1100: Big VFP Brunch then home!

Accomodation: Free camping all weekend. Please bring your own tent/camper etc. If you require a tent please notify Ian Johnstone asap. There are a couple of good Bed & Breakfast guest houses nearby if preferred, please email Ian Johnstone for details.


Food will be provided for breakfast(s) and the BBQ.

We request that those with special dietary needs please bring their own food.


It is intended to use the private vehicles of those attending, to transport members into Blackpool and back from the action.

If you are arriving by public transport and require collecting from a train/bus/coach station, please email Ian Johnstone so we can arrange to pick you up.

Nearest rail station to campsite; Poulton Le Fylde.

Nearest rail station to action; Blackpool north (10 min walk).

Nearest National Express stop; Central Blackpool.


VFP hoody/sweatshirt/t.shirt/polo shirt.

Clothing will be available at the campsite


Central Car Park, Blackpool. FY1 5QU.


Please notify Ian Johnstone asap if you are attending and how many in your party. If you require a Tshirt (price tbc) please include size(s).

Any questions or comments, please contact Ian Johnstone.

Coordinator: Ian Johnstone


Phone: 07484871496


  1. Garry H says:

    I am proud of my 20 year military career. There was nothing for me in 1986 when I left school in Scunthorpe. Our Armed Forces are fantastic and I have a lot to thank them for. The aim of VFP and organizations like it is to reflect on human failings that result in conflict and the many national interests (the known and not so known) that take us to war and if we can avoid it. Enjoy Armed Forces Day and make it a good day out.

  2. Robert Wells says:

    Hi Ian,
    I may well attend the Armed Forces Day in Blackpool, as our guys down here don’t seem to have anything planned.
    I would drive up.
    I am based in Devon .Been a member of VFP since it started in UK in 2011/12 .
    Will confirm nearer the time.


    Rob Wells

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