Finnish Defence Forces 100 Festival in Helsinki

Defence Command 18.5.2018 10.00
Press release

Celebrating its 100-year-long existence, the Finnish Defence Forces will organise a public event themed ’National Defence is everybody’s business’ available to everyone free of charge at the Senate Square in Helsinki from 30 May to 4 June 2018.

Offering plenty to experience, this festival will sport as its main display area the Senate Square that will be open to the public from 30 May to 4 June 2018 from Wednesday to Sunday daily at 10-18, and on Monday at 10-16. The display points available in a bespoke tent will feature Finnish Defence Forces’ personnel, conscripts and reservists as well as representatives of national defence associations.

This festival will also include an equipment display as well as tailored demonstrations, and offer a chance to give a Hornet simulator a try. Moreover, the daily treats will comprise musical performances by versatile military bands, and on Sunday 3 June the Finnish Defence Forces’ Conscript Band will feature Diandra as its soloist. In addition, a series of interviews will be available highlighting the experiences and views of conscripts, personnel, and national defence specialists.