Armed Forces Day 2018 is in just 100 days’ time, and preparations are well underway for the big day on Saturday 30 June.
The tenth Armed Forces Day national event will be hosted by the historic seaside town of Llandudno, North Wales, where a national celebration of the dedication of our Armed Forces will take place.
Hundreds of events will also be held across the UK with cities, towns, villages and communities hosting their own unique celebrations. Find your nearest event here.
Llandudno, the focus of the national celebrations on Armed Forces Day 2018, has many current and historic links to the Armed Forces. Many North Walians serve in the Royal Welsh or at nearby military bases.
The Royal Welsh recently deployed to Estonia, where they have joined other UK forces and troops from Denmark and France as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence.
Armed Forces Day will help the whole country thank the Royal Welsh and the rest of the UK Armed Forces for their readiness to serve and protect the UK and its interests around the world.
It is also an opportunity to thank the wider Armed Forces community for their commitment and sacrifice including cadets, veterans and service families.
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said:
“Armed Forces Day is a chance for communities across Wales to say thank you to our service personnel, veterans and their families for their service, commitment and courage.
“And in 100 days’ time, all eyes will fall on Llandudno as host to the main nationwide celebration. I will be proud and privileged to be a part of these celebrations, joining thousands of people in expressing our gratitude to the men and women who do so much to preserve our freedom.”
Cllr Liz Roberts, Armed Forces Champion, Conwy County Borough Council said
“Hosting Armed Forces Day is a huge coup for Llandudno, and despite still being 100 days away, an incredible amount of work has already been undertaken behind the scenes to highlight how our seaside town is the right environment for this event and make the forces community proud.
“On Saturday 30 June, Llandudno will become the focal point for the UK as together we acknowledge the hard work and dedication of serving personnel and veterans.
“It’s important to mark the 100-day milestone and showcase the support we have within the County of Conwy, across North Wales, and from the Armed Forces towards this fantastic event.”
For more information about the National event visit www.conwy.gov.uk/events or follow @EventsConwy on Facebook and Twitter.