This site uses cookies. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. to find out about cookies on this website and how to delete cookies, see our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

   

Skip to content

News

15 April 2014

Armed Forces and Dan Snow Uncover First World War Practice Battlefield

Service personnel have teamed up with Dan Snow, Honorary Army Reserve Colonel and President of the Council for British Archaeology, to record a historic practice battlefield on MOD land in Gosport, Hampshire.

Find out more

2 April 2014

Stirling Unveils Spectacular Programme for Armed Forces Day

Proud host of this year’s national event is the historic city of Stirling, who today (2 April) has revealed a programme of events which will see them leading the UK’s celebrations in honour of our Servicemen and women past and present on 28 June.

Find out more

31 March 2014

Flood Heroes

It’s a long way from the dry, dusty desert of Helmand province in Afghanistan, but for the sappers of 22 Engineer Regiment, Romsey in Hampshire provided an equally challenging environment.

Find out more

19 March 2014

100 Day Countdown To Armed Forces Day 2014

Today marks the 100 day countdown to Armed Forces Day 2014 – a chance for the nation to show its support to the men and women of the Armed Forces for their outstanding contribution to the country.

Find out more

7 March 2014

Sign up for the Armed Forces Day E-Newsletter and Receive a Free Window Sticker

Armed Forces Day is looming on the horizon and the UK is starting to gear up to showing its support for Armed Forces personnel, families and veterans.

Find out more

18 February 2014

Show your Support by hosting an Armed Forces Day 2014 event

Roll up, roll up, your country needs you! Plans are fully underway for the sixth annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June, and we want people like you – yes YOU – to show your support for our Armed Forces and Veteran’s by applying for funding to host your very own event.

Find out more

22 October 2013

Combined Services Disabled Ski Team Start Winter Training

A disabled skier from the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team (CSDST) has been tipped for a place in the British Winter Paralympic team as the team trained at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Find out more

8 October 2013

Pride of Britain honours British soldier

A soldier has been honoured at this year’s Pride of Britain awards for an act of bravery during Operation Herrick 15.

Find out more

4 October 2013

Armed Forces bravery recognised by Operational Honours list

A soldier who drove off two Taliban insurgents after taking a bullet to his helmet and hurling back a grenade they threw at him is among 117 servicemen and women recognised for bravery on operations in the latest Operational Awards List announced today.

Find out more

27 August 2013

Stirling to Host 2014 AFD National Event

The city of Stirling has been chosen to host the Armed Forces Day national event on 28 June 2014.

Find out more

2 July 2013

Thank You for a Fantastic Armed Forces Day

Thousands of people attended events up and down the country to celebrate the commitment, dedication and courage of our Armed Forces. Here are just a few images from the big day.

Find out more

29 June 2013

Thousands of People Across the Country Celebrate Armed Forces Day

Today, thousands of people across the country celebrated the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, at more than 300 events to mark the fifth annual Armed Forces Day. Events ranged from large scale parades to simple community events, but the main focus of attention was at the national event in the City of Nottingham.

Find out more

28 June 2013

Jelly-subs for Armed Forces Day

To celebrate Armed Forces Day, jellymongers Bompas & Parr has created a miniature fleet of Royal Navy Trafalgar Class submarines out of jelly.

Find out more

28 June 2013

Final Touches Made as Nottingham Hosts the fifth annual Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated by thousands across the UK on Saturday, recognising the contribution made by our Service personnel past and present, and as host of this year’s national event, the City of Nottingham is pulling out all the stops to ensure Saturday 29 June is a day to remember.

Find out more

27 June 2013

Cabbies support Armed Forces Day

London taxi drivers have renewed their support for AFD by once again displaying Armed Forces Day stickers in many of their famous black taxis.

Find out more

27 June 2013

Francis Alys: Guards. Available for one week only

Guards, (2004-5) a work by the internationally renowned artist Francis Alys in collaboration with Artangel, Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards and Raphael Ortega, has been made available to view for one week only on the Artangel website.

Find out more

26 June 2013

Armed Forces Day around the UK

This year's Armed Forces Day national event is in Nottingham but the good news is there are chances to Show Your Support right across the UK. Here are just a few examples...

Find out more

26 June 2013

Reservists wear their uniforms with pride for Uniform to Work Day

Reservists across the country from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and RAF are swapping their civilian clothes for military uniforms today (26 June) to celebrate the fifth Uniform to Work Day.

Find out more

25 June 2013

Ticket Tuesday Supports Armed Forces Day

In celebration of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park are partnering with the charity Tickets for Troops to show their support and donate tickets to serving members of the British Armed Forces, giving troops the opportunity to see some of the world’s biggest names in music perform in Hyde Park this summer.

Find out more

24 June 2013

Celebrations begin across the country with the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag

Armed Forces Day celebrations began in style today when thousands of Armed Forces Day flags were raised across the country to mark the beginning of a week of celebrations taking place in the run up to the main event on Saturday 29 June.

Find out more

24 June 2013

Nottingham Promises an Unforgettable National Event for Armed Forces Day

Nottingham will play host to marching troops, military bands, ceremonial gun fire, veterans, cadets, and a host of current and former aircraft from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force at the fifth annual Armed Forces Day national event on Saturday 29 June.

Find out more

21 June 2013

Fantastic Armed Forces Day Offers

With just over a week to go, the excitement around Armed Forces Day is really building. A range of organisations around the country are gearing up for the national celebrations of Armed Forces Day with an impressive array of offers.

Find out more

21 June 2013

Armed Forces Day at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is a highlight of the British social calendar and on Friday 21 June serving personnel and their families were welcomed to the Berkshire racecourse for their first ever Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

21 June 2013

Celebrating Armed Forces Day – big and small

A host of Armed Forces Day celebrations big and small are taking place across the UK and even further afield, from 22 June.

Find out more

19 June 2013

Nottingham Reservists to start Armed Forces Day with a Bang

The eyes of the nation will be on 16 Nottingham based Territorial Army soldiers on Armed Forces Day, when they officially launch the start of the annual celebration of our military with a roar of gun fire.

Find out more

19 June 2013

Army wins Inter Services Cricket Tournament at Lord’s

The Army were yesterday crowned champions of the Inter Services Cricket Twenty20 Tournament, held at Lord’s, the world famous home of cricket.

Find out more

18 June 2013

Armed Forces wish Her Majesty Happy Birthday in Fine Style

Personnel from the Army and the Royal Air Force mounted a ceremonial spectacular last Saturday to honour the Head of the Armed Forces, Her Majesty The Queen, at the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade and Flypast.

Find out more

17 June 2013

Building support for the Armed Forces

With less than two weeks to go until Armed Forces Day there are many ways in which people are showing their support. One of the most fun is a collection of images we received from one of our Army photographers who has used a children’s construction toy to create a set of military themed images to show his support.

Find out more

11 June 2013

Dutch remember fallen RAF heroes

A group of Royal Air Force Reservists have visited the Dutch city of Rotterdam to lay wreaths on the graves of airmen from their Squadron who lost their lives fighting in the skies over the city during the Second World War.

Find out more

7 June 2013

Military skills unearth hidden treasures

As Armed Forces Day approaches we visited a pioneering project which uses the technical and social aspects of field archaeology to help in the recovery and skill development of injured military personnel.

Find out more

30 May 2013

HMS Monmouth flies Armed Forces Day flag for Wales

HMS Monmouth, recently returned from Maritime Security Patrol duties in the Arabian Gulf, will be sending a platoon of sailors to Cardiff to celebrate Armed Forces Day on 29 June.

Find out more

23 May 2013

Ray Winstone supports Armed Forces Day

As Armed Forces Day approaches, we’ve compiled this short video featuring an interview with actor Ray Winstone on why he is supporting Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

13 May 2013

One Show visits Medals Office

BBC1’s daily magazine programme, The One Show, recently spent a day with the Ministry of Defence's medals office and filmed former spitfire pilot Dr Raymond Frederick Racy finally being presented with his World War 2 medals at his home in Bristol.

Find out more

8 May 2013

50 days to go until Armed Forces Day

The newly updated Armed Forces Day promotional broadcasts voiced by actor Ray Winstone have begun airing on television and radio.

Find out more

2 May 2013

Armed Forces unveil spectacular support to national celebrations

The Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force plan to put on a spectacular display for this year's Armed Forces Day national event in Nottingham on Saturday, 29 June.

Find out more

19 March 2013

100 days to go until Armed Forces Day

Today (Friday) marks exactly 100 days until Armed Forces Day 2013, taking place on Saturday 29 June! We are fast approaching this major milestone, the day to come together to Show your Support and say thank you to our Armed Forces.

Find out more

1 March 2013

Sign up for the Armed Forces Day E-Newsletter and receive a free Window Sticker.

As Armed Forces Day approaches and the country gears up to show its support for Armed Forces personnel, families and veterans, don't forget to show your support by claiming your free Armed Forces Day window sticker by signing up to our monthly Armed Forces Day E-Newsletter, and make sure you stay up to date with all the latest news on the day itself.

Find out more

20 February 2013

Communities across the UK encouraged to host Armed Forces Day events

Communities across the UK are being encouraged to apply for funding to hold events as part of the nationwide Armed Forces Day campaign, held in honour of our Servicemen and women past and present. Since 2009, Armed Forces Day has been marked annually with events large and small throughout the UK, and this year the celebrations will fall on Saturday 29 June, with a major national event held in the City of Nottingham. Last year over 200 events took place in all parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, many of which were made possible through funding from the Ministry of Defence (MOD). They included Armed Forces Day tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments and live and static demonstrations; all designed to enable people to come along and show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces family.

Find out more

28 January 2013

Nottingham pledges to support the Armed Forces

Nottinghamshire showed the strength of its support for Armed Forces personnel and their families today with the joint signing of a Community Covenant, at a ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Carol Pepper at County Hall.

Find out more

21 August 2012

Nottingham to host Armed Forces Day national event

The City of Nottingham, with its proud military heritage, has been chosen to host the Armed Forces Day national event in 2013.

Find out more

17 July 2012

Save the Date!

After yet another fantastic Armed Forces Day, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who showed their support this year.

Find out more

4 July 2012

Service Personnel thank the nation

Servicemen and women from across the country have expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support shown by the public on Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

3 July 2012

Toe In The Water flies the flag for Armed Forces Day

The 2012 JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race was extra special this year as it coincided with the UK's Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

2 July 2012

Thousands show their support across the country for Armed Forces Day

On Saturday, members of the public came out in their thousands across the country at more than 200 events held to celebrate the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, at the fourth annual Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

29 June 2012

Today is the day! Show Your Support for our Armed Forces

There will be major media interest in the Armed Forces today because it's Armed Forces Day! All the major national broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Sky) will be at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to see the Olympic Torch Relay make a very special visit.

Find out more

29 June 2012

One day to go!

It's the fourth annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday, and so much is going on as we count down the final hours. Here we present a 'Did you know?', a 'Day in the life' and the latest high-profile supporter of Armed Forces Day...

Find out more

28 June 2012

It's going to be an ace Armed Forces Day

There are two weeks in every year when tennis is the only sport in town - yes, it's Wimbledon fortnight again! And the Armed Forces have a very special connection to both Britain's leading male player and the Championships themselves...

Find out more

26 June 2012

Reservists don their military uniforms with pride

Reservists across the country will today wear their Service uniforms to work with pride in celebration of the annual Uniform To Work Day, in the run up to the fourth Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

26 June 2012

The Red Arrows flying high for Armed Forces Day

If you love your aircraft then Plymouth is the place to be for the famous red, white and blue trails across the sky this Saturday. That's because the Red Arrows will be displaying over the Armed Forces Day host city on Saturday afternoon as part of this year's national event.

Find out more

25 June 2012

Flags raised across the world for the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day celebrations will begin in style today when thousands of Armed Forces Day flags are raised across the UK.

Find out more

24 June 2012

Our Armed Forces Around the World

With many Armed Forces Day events taking place across the UK it is easy to forget that, right across the world, similar events will be taking place to celebrate this fantastic day. From the Army in Afghanistan to HMS Dauntless off the west coast of Africa and the RAF in the Falklands, events will take place in honour of our brave Servicemen and women.

Find out more

23 June 2012

One week to go

Armed Forces Day gives you the chance to Show Your Support for the men and women of the Armed Forces community. If you're supporting us already, we gratefully thank you! If not, it's not too late for you to get involved. Many people are showing their support and there are a number of ways you can join in.

Find out more

22 June 2012

This way to Armed Forces Day: Royal Air Force Team takes on the Three Peaks Challenge

Three Royal Air Force officers are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge this month with the added test of cycling the distances between the tough climbs.

Find out more

21 June 2012

Famous names are Showing their Support too

With only nine days to go, the excitement around Armed Forces Day is really building. And alongside the thousands of messages of support on the Armed Forces Day website, and through the Armed Forces Day Facebook page, a range of famous names have also added their voices.

Find out more

20 June 2012

Regional focus: Armed Forces Day around Britain

This year's Armed Forces Day national event is in Plymouth but the good news is there are chances to Show Your Support across the country. Here are just a few other examples...

Find out more

19 June 2012

Veterans of all ages will play a major role on Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to celebrate not only the work of the current troops, but also their families and the veterans who has severed this country over the years.

Find out more

18 June 2012

A model of Armed Forces Day support

Support for the men and women of our Armed Forces comes in all shapes and sizes. Thanks to those clever folk at Character Building and a touch of ingenuity from members of the Royal Navy, the model ship's company of a Type 45 destroyer have been getting behind Armed Forces Day as we approach the big day.

Find out more

17 June 2012

The world of sport gets behind Armed Forces Day

Recent weeks have seen incredible support for Armed Forces Day as part of some of the biggest sporting spectaculars in the UK calendar in 2012. As well as Roy Hodgson's England team taking time out to Show Their Support at Wembley prior to jetting off to Euro 2012, support for our servicemen and women around the globe has all been in evidence at some other significant locations...

Find out more

16 June 2012

Picture perfect: a visual way to get behind Armed Forces Day

There are so many ways to get behind the Armed Forces Day campaign, and whether it's leaving a message of support on the Armed Forces Day official website, holding an event for your local community or turning out at the national event in Plymouth, the Armed Forces community appreciates them all.

Find out more

15 June 2012

The England team get behind Armed Forces Day

Nine lucky members of the Armed Forces were invited to an England training session at Wembley stadium in early June to see new manager Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad being put through their paces before they departed for Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

Find out more

14 June 2012

Hailing the cabbies' Armed Forces Day support

London taxi drivers have renewed their support for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June by once again displaying Armed Forces Day stickers in many of their famous black taxis.

Find out more

13 June 2012

Lorraine Kelly - what Armed Forces Day means to me

Armed Forces Day is especially important to me as I feel very strongly that it is a chance for all of us to say a heartfelt thank to you our troops, and to let them know they are in our thoughts and that we truly value them.

Find out more

8 June 2012

Support for our Armed Forces comes in many forms

Organisations around the country are gearing up for the national celebrations of Armed Forces Day with an impressive array of offers and discounts.

Find out more

1 June 2012

Plymouth - the perfect place to celebrate our Armed Forces

Plymouth is a city steeped in military history, with a rich and proud maritime heritage going back for centuries.

Find out more

26 May 2012

The Armed Forces keep the Olympic flame burning bright

Armed Forces Day is on the Saturday 30 June, and it's a day that encourages the nation to 'Show Your Support' and pause to celebrate the amazing work undertaken by our Armed Forces past and present. In a year when the country is celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and playing host to the Olympics, the military is taking on a variety of supporting roles for both events.

Find out more

19 May 2012

Armed Forces mount a spectacular tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

On Saturday 19 May, thousands of troops and six massed bands gathered in Windsor and the biggest tri-Service flypast in years flew overhead as part of an historic Armed Forces Parade and Muster for The Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

Find out more

11 May 2012

It's 50 days until Armed Forces Day!

The countdown to Armed Forces Day continues with the hitting of the '50 days to go' landmark, and the pace of activity is quickening. Over 100 events the length and breadth of the country have now been registered. To give you a flavour of what to expect, let's take a quick tour of some of the many highlights across the UK

Find out more

20 April 2012

Plymouth announces celebrations for the national event

Yesterday (19 April) Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Peter Brookshaw accepted the official Armed Forces Day flag on behalf of the city and promised a first class programme for the national event which will honour our Armed Force past and present.

Find out more

22 March 2012

Only 100 days to go until Armed Forces Day 2012

In a massive year for Britain today marks exactly 100 days until Armed Forces Day 2012!! We are fast approaching this major milestone: the day to come together to show your support and say thank you to our Armed Forces.

Find out more

8 February 2012

Gearing up for Armed Forces Day 2012

We're all in the swing of 2012 and it's going to be the year we put Great into Britain! As part of this it's now less than 140 days to go until Armed Forces Day. But what's it all about?

Find out more

29 June 2011

A Huge Thank You!

On behalf of Service personnel and their families, veterans and cadets, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU for showing your support and making Armed Forces Day 2011 such a memorable success.

Find out more

28 June 2011

Armed Forces Day Around the World

Armed Forces say thank you for your support.

Find out more

27 June 2011

The nation shows its support

Events big and small and a party atmosphere mark third annual event.

Find out more

25 June 2011

Armed Forces Day 2012

Plymouth to host next Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

24 June 2011

It's Armed Forces Day

Join in the celebrations happening all over the UK.

Find out more

24 June 2011

Armed Forces Celebrations

Over 200 events are being held across the UK this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

23 June 2011

Sporting Heavyweights back Armed Forces Day

Big hitters from the world of sport show their support for Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

22 June 2011

Military Reservists Proudly Wear Their Uniforms to Work

Members of the Reserve Forces are today swapping their civilian clothes for military uniforms to celebrate 'Wear Your Uniform To Work Day', which highlights the crucial role played by Reservists in our country's Armed Forces.

Find out more

21 June 2011

House of Commons Armed Forces Day Photo Exhibition Opens

An exhibition of veterans working in the House of Commons - 'Standing Next to You' - was opened today by John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons.

Find out more

20 June 2011

Flags Raised Across the World for the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day flags have been raised across the UK and beyond to mark the start of a week of celebrations.

Find out more

19 June 2011

A Father in the Forces

Dads around the country will expect to be spoiled to mark Father's Day this Sunday, and it is no different in the Armed Forces.

Find out more

17 June 2011

Lorraine Kelly Drops Into Edinburgh to Launch Armed Forces Day

Lorraine Kelly became a military action woman to officially kick off the build-up to 2011 UK Armed Forces Day on 25 June.

Find out more

16 June 2011

Mission a million!

Many people are showing their support online and there are a number of ways you can join in.

Find out more

15 June 2011

The Red Arrows

The Royal Air Force's world famous display team will perform at the Armed Forces Day Edinburgh national event.

Find out more

14 June 2011

HMS Portland sails for Armed Forces Day

The Type-23 Frigate HMS Portland will have a key role in the Armed Forces Day national celebrations in Edinburgh.

Find out more

13 June 2011

Olympic support for Armed Forces Day

Lord Coe and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson show Armed Forces Day support and launch an offer of Olympic Games tickets for troops.

Find out more

7 June 2011

Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour is the annual ceremonial event that showcases the very best of the UK Armed Forces. It takes place on Saturday 11th June.

Find out more

7 June 2011

Free carvery meal for heroes

Crown Carveries is supporting the 2011 national Armed Forces Day by offering a free carvery meal to all Armed Forces, past and present, between Monday 20th and Saturday 25th June.

Find out more

3 June 2011

Tim Westwood supports Armed Forces Day

DJ Tim Westwood took time out from broadcasting live from Afghanistan to show his support for Armed Forces Day.

Find out more

2 June 2011

Reservists wear uniforms with pride

Reservists across the country will be swapping their civilian clothes for military uniforms on 22 June to celebrate the annual Wear Your Uniform To Work Day.

Find out more

2 June 2011

Show your support!

Armed Forces Day is fast approaching and hundreds of events are being organised up and down the UK, from Aberdeen to Cornwall and Carrickfergus to Dover, where people will gather to show their support for the Armed Forces Community on and around Saturday 25 June.

Find out more

4 January 2011

Grants for event organisers

Armed Forces Day in 2011 will again be an opportunity for the public to say thank you and recognise the outstanding contribution the Armed Forces community makes to this country.

Find out more

<