Finnish Defence Forces 100 Festival's Program

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.

Wednesday 30 May

Finnish Defence Forces’ three Services and four tasks

The main display area at the Senate Square, the equipment display as well as the display tents will be open at 10 - 18 with crisis management, military diving, craft inspection, ordnance disposal, and military police as the day’s theme.

  • 10:30 Official opening of the Festival: Adjutant General, Brigadier General Kim Mattsson
  • 10:40 Publication: Finnish Defence Forces 100, copies of the book for sale with the authors present
  • 11:00 Demonstration: Ordnance disposal, military police and readiness unit
  • 12:00 Conscript Band of the Navy Band
  • 16:00 Demonstration: Ordnance disposal, military police and readiness unit
  • 16:30 Conscript Band of the Navy Band

Thursday 31 May

Finnish Defence Forces as an employer, and views on a military career

The main display area at the Senate Square, the equipment display as well as the display tents will be open at 10 - 18 with Finnish Defence Forces as an employer of civilian and military personnel as the day’s theme.

  • 11:00 Interviewing personnel and cadets
  • 12:00 Conscript Band of the Guards Band
  • 16:00 Interviewing personnel and cadets
  • 16:30 Conscript Band of the Guards Band

Friday 1 June

Conscript training opportunities in the Finnish Defence Forces, reservists and National Defence Training Association of Finland

The main display area at the Senate Square, the equipment display as well as the display tents will be open at 10 - 18 with military sports as the day’s theme.

  • 10:30 Interview: Comprehensive capability
  • 11:00 Military Excercise for Reservists
  • 11:00 Demonstration: Working dogs
  • 12:30 Guard Parade begins and ends at the Senate Square
  • 14:00 Dragoon Band and Lapland Military Band
  • 15:30 Interviews: a conscript trained in the special operations forces; a person serving on a special assignment, a person completing the voluntary military service for women
  • 16:00 Demonstration: Working dogs
  • 17:00 Dragoon Band and Lapland Military Band

Saturday 2 June

Conscript training opportunities in the Finnish Defence Forces, reservists and National Defence Training Association of Finland

The main display area at the Senate Square, the equipment display as well as the display tents will be open at 10 - 18. A Hamina class fast attack missile craft in Eteläsatama Harbour, Pier of Pakkahuone, at 10-16. Finnish Defence Forces Visitors’ Day in the Guard Jaeger Regiment, Santahamina, and in the Naval Academy in Suomenlinna at 10-16. A helicopter jump onto Kaivopuisto at 14:50. An Air Force flying display by the Midnight Hawks aerobatics team and a Hornet off Kaivopuisto at 15:00, weather permitting.

  • 10:30 Interview: Conscript training reform, Training 2020 - ACOS Training, Defence Command
  • 11:00 Demonstration: Working dogs
  • 12:00 Dragoon Band and Lapland Military Band
  • 14:50 A helicopter jump onto Kaivopuisto
  • 15:00 Air Force flying display by the Midnight Hawks and a Hornet off Kaivopuisto
  • 15:30 Interview: Most frequently asked questions in the Regional Offices
  • 16:00 Demonstration: Working dogs
  • 17:00 Pops Orchestra of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Conscript Band

Finnish Defence Forces Visitors’ Day in the Guard Jaeger Regiment, Santahamina, and in the Naval Academy in Suomenlinna (in Finnish)

Eteläsatama Harbour Pier of Pakkahuone

Sunday 3 June

Display of the Finnish Defence Forces 100 events - National Parades, Summer Tour, Combat Exhibition Tour, Hamina Tattoo

The main display area at the Senate Square, the equipment display as well as the display tents will be open at 10 - 18. A Hamina class fast attack missile craft in Eteläsatama Harbour, Pier of Pakkahuone, at 10-18.

  • 12:00 Finnish Defence Forces’ Conscript Band
  • 13:00 Interviewing Conscripts on music matters
  • 16:30 Showband of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Conscript Band featuring Diandra Flores

Monday 4 June

The Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces

Posti’s exhibition on military history: Publication of the Finnish Defence Forces 100 Anniversary Postage Stamp

Exhibition: Finnish Defence Forces - 100 years in War and Peace, Military Museum on the Island of Suomenlinna

The main display area at the Senate Square, the equipment display as well as the display tents will be open at 10 - 16. A Hamina class fast attack missile craft in Eteläsatama Harbour, Pier of Pakkahuone, at 10-18.

  • 10:00 Display opens at the Senate Square and in Pier of Pakkahuone
  • 12:00 Guards Band
  • 16:00 Display closes

The National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces will start in Seinäjoki at 12:00.