Saturday 30 June 2018

Armed Forces Day

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SWANAGE – 30 June 2018

Armed Forces Day 2018 – Swanage

Daytime events linking the Isle of Purbeck with the Armed Forces. Evening entertainment at The Legion, High Street, Swanage.

Pontypridd – 26 June–4 July 2018

Pontypridd Armed Forces Fundays

Trivallis will be holding 3 separate but identical events in one of our sheltered schemes in each of the Rhondda Cynon and Taff valleys. This event will be open to all, including tenants living in the schemes and the local communities and will include entertainment and light refreshments. It will…

Carterton – 30 June 2018

RAF Brize Norton / Carterton – Armed Forces Play & Activity Day

Each year OPA organises a series of Play and Activity days across the County in line with the ethos of National Playday, the celebration of the Childs Right to Play ( In the last 6 years (2012 to 2017 inclusive) we have delivered 54 events across the County which have…

Dalkeith – 23 June 2018

LVC Armed Forces Day Football Festival & Family Fun Day

Lothians Veterans Centre Armed Forces Day Football Festival & Family Fun Day celebrates AFD in Midlothian, showcased around a football festival which involves Service Personnel, Cadets, Stall & displays and 500 children and 16 adult teams throughout the day. The event focuses on community engagement to raise the profile of…

Crosskeys – 23 June 2018

Armed Forces ‘A Day to Remember’ – Crosskeys

On Saturday 23rd June 2018 the Royal British Legion is hosting an event at Waunfawr Park, Crosskeys. The day will be entitled Armed Forces ‘A Day to Remember’ and will take the form of a large family Fete type event with stalls, sideshows re-enactment societies, modern military, vintage cars etc…

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10 hours ago

Armed Forces Day

Royal Air Force
Former OC BBMF, Sqn Ldr Dunc Mason, had the chance to interview the last surviving British member of the Dambusters, Sqn Ldr ‘Johnny’ Johnson, who was a bomb aimer in Operation Chastise.

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1 day ago

Armed Forces Day

Feeling rather sorry for itself on the upper deck of HMS Ledbury is a rare – and wounded – bird, nursed back to health by one of the minehunter’s crew.

This is a Socotra Cormorant (phalacrocorax nigrogularis) – a threatened species which is endemic to the Gulf and the coast of the southeast Arabian Peninsula.

The injured creature landed on the forecastle of the Bahrain-based warship while the latter was honing the skills of its sonar operators by hunting for dummy mines.

AB(MW) David Kelly noticed the cormorant when on watch on Ledbury’s bridge – it didn’t move…and was still in the same place the next day when the junior rating was next on duty.

“So I went down to have a look and discovered it had an injury just above its right leg.

“When I saw that I got it some food and water and a day later it had regained its energy and flew off.”

Ledbury is one of four Royal Navy minehunters, plus their mothership RFA Cardigan Bay, stationed in the Gulf for three years at a time, keeping sea lanes open and working with our allies in the region.
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British Army
Celebrating a job well done, troops return to barracks after playing their part in the Royal Wedding
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