From Noon there was a joint military/civilian ‘Farewell Festival’ on Budds Lane Sports Fields which included arena events, military displays, entertainment, activities, historical information, food & drink and a fun-fair. The event, which embraced community and civilian life in the town, was bought to a close with a fantastic Red Arrows flypast followed by the Beating Retreat performed by the band of the Royal Logistics Corps.

Programme of Events for the Farewell to the Garrison Festival

Schedule of events included displays/events:

  • 10 Trg Bn Inter Platoon Tug ‘o’ War and Gun Run
  • Arborfield Military Wives Choir
  • Band of the Royal Logistic Corps
  • Edmund & Hilary street entertainers
  • Enerjive
  • Harbour Pipes & Drums Band
  • Haslemere & District Dog Training Club Fun Dog Show with agility and obedience demonstrations
  • Liss Band
  • Phoenix Flame Cheer
  • Red Arrows flypast
  • REME Enduro Motorcycle Display Team
  • REME Martial Arts
  • REME Parachute Display Team
  • REME Riders
  • Team Extreme BMX Display & Coaching
  • The Guardsmen street entertainers


Activities throughout the day:

  • Team Extreme BMX Display & Coaching
  • Extreme Adventure High Ropes, Spider Mountain & Free Fall Stunt Bag
  • Dog agility & obedience demonstration plus Fun Dog Show
  • Assault Course
  • Battlefield South Laser War Games
  • Inflatables
  • Burnetts Funfair
  • Bars & Catering from Aramark