Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

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Keep up to date with the latest from the Armed Forces Day team.


Plans for Plymouth Armed Forces Day are announced at spectacular launch

    The city is marching ahead with its plans for Plymouth Armed Forces Day, which were unveiled at the highly anticipated and exciting launch event today. Plymouth Armed Forces Day is organised by Plymouth City Council with Babcock as title sponsor, and is fully supported by all three Services and businesses across the city. Each […]

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100 Day Countdown to Armed Forces Day

THERE are just 100 days until Liverpool becomes the national focus for Armed Forces Day.   To mark the milestone, uniformed personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force gathered at the waterfront at 9am on Thursday (16 March) to see a huge ‘100’ banner, complete with the tri-services ensigns, taking over the […]

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Bids open to host the tenth annual Armed Forces Day National Event

The Ministry of Defence is inviting expressions of interest from communities across the UK to become host for the tenth annual Armed Forces Day National Event.   In 2018 Armed Forces Day is celebrating ten years of supporting our Armed Forces Community, from serving personnel and reserves to veterans, cadets and families.   Taking place […]

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Hold an event to show your support

Do you have a fondness for the Forces? Are you partial to a party? If so then why not show your support for our brave Servicemen and women with an Armed Forces Day celebration?   Up to £10,000 funding is available to help event organisers put together a day of celebration for their local Armed […]

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The Nation celebrates military Reservists

Reserves Day today honours the work and commitment of our dedicated Servicemen and women who make up the UK’s Reserve Forces. From bin men to builders, and postmen to parkour athletes Reservists represent a huge variety of careers across the country and today is a chance to highlight the incredible commitment they make. Reserves make […]

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Armed Forces Day 2017 to be hosted by Liverpool

The ninth annual Armed Forces Day, honouring the work and dedication of our brave Servicemen and women, will be held in Liverpool. Following the success of this year’s national event in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, attended by 120,000 people, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent and former Prime Minister David Cameron, Liverpool has been selected to […]

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Thank you for an amazing Armed Forces Day!

People across the country gave an amazing show of support for our brave Servicemen and women this year, with more than 300 Armed Forces Day events taking place in June and July! We’ve been delighted to see your celebrations – from fetes to flag-raisings and beach assaults to barbecues.   Here’s just a few of […]

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Plymouth marks Armed Forces Day

Families and members of the Armed Forces marked Armed Forces Day with a service and activities on Plymouth Hoe. The ceremony was a salute to all service people and it is thought that more than 50,000 people showed their support. A moving review of the day can be found in the Plymouth Herald.    

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Southport marks Armed Forces Day

Hundreds lined the streets of Southport for this year’s Armed Forces Day Parade. The Band of the King’s Division led the parade of Armed Forces personnel, local Cadets and Veterans. Armed Forces stands, charities and military vehicles lined the street after the parade to help the community enjoy the day.

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Aberdeen Armed Forces Day celebrated with parade

Aberdeen celebrated the history and proud record of the Armed Forces this year with a parade of serving military men and women, veteran associations, cadet and youth organisations, accompanied by local pipe bands. Afterwards, the Bridge of Don Barracks hosted a fun-filled day with displays from local forces including Police, Ambulance & RNLI equipment and vehicles, a tank, armoured […]

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