National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces
This year’s National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces will be organized in Raseborg on 4 June 2020.
Comprising troops from the Finnish Army, Navy, and Air Force and National Defence University as well as veterans’ and national defence organisations, the parade will include a total of circa 1,200 persons and about 50 vehicles.
The parade troops will be reviewed by the Commander of the Finnish Navy, Rear Admiral, Jori Harju, and the field devotional in the review of troops will be held by military chaplain Markus Weckström. The parade troops will be commanded by the Chief of Staff of the Finnish Navy, Commodore Tuomas Tiilikainen.
Programme for the Flag Day:
08.00 Flag-raising in Norra hamnen harbour in Ekenäs
09.30 Wreath laying ceremony at Ekenäs new Cemetery
13.00 Review of troops at the Central stadium in Ekenäs
14.00 Pass-in-review on Raseborgsvägen
10.00-19.00 Equipment display in the park Stallör
17.00 and 19.00 Navy Band concerts in the park Stallör
Please arrive in good time for the review, as the troops will start forming up at around 12.30.
Come along and celebrate The Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces – the events are free of charge!
Updated information on the parade day events and traffic arrangements will be available online at this web page.