Saturday 25 June 2016

Armed Forces Day

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


Meet Fusilier George, a military dog in training

Traditionally, St George is a symbol of England’s chivalry and bravery.  But he’s also the namesake of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers’ pet dog, a young Otterhound right at the start of his military career. The 18-month-old pup has been involved in military operations including deploying on Exercise Tractable on Salisbury Plain with thousands of […]

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North East Lincolnshire marks 100 days to go

The 100 day countdown to Armed Forces Day began today, with our National Event hosts Cleethorpes kicking celebrations off in style. To mark the milestone, children from a local school gathered with military personnel, cadets and dignitaries at the Armed Forces Gate on the Cleethorpes seafront to raise the Union Flag and the flags of […]

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Deadline extended for Armed Forces Day funding

With just 100 days to go until this year’s Armed Forces Day, the deadline has been extended for event funding applications. Armed Forces Day event organisers could apply for as much as £10,000 funding to help them hold activities anywhere in the UK. Anyone who wants to say “thank you” to the Armed Forces community […]

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The Countdown to Armed Forces Day Begins

Today (Thursday 17 March) marks just 100 days to go until Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday 25 June 2016.   Preparations for this year’s Armed Forces Day national event in the coastal town of Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, are well underway with a spectacular programme of activities including music, entertainment and military […]

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Salute Our Forces this summer – hold an Armed Forces Day event!

Why not show your support for Service personnel past and present this summer by holding an Armed Forces Day celebration? On Saturday 25 June this year, people across the nation will be holding local celebrations to say “Thank You” to members of the Armed Forces community – including current personnel, Reserves, veterans, cadets and families […]

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Take a survey to help us improve our website

At Armed Forces Day HQ we’re always looking for ways to make life easier for the people who organise events across the country. So we’ve set up a short survey to help us find out what help and advice would help make your Armed Forces Day celebration a success. Your answers will help make sure our website is full of […]

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#SaluteOurForces this Christmas!

This Christmas, We’re asking the nation pay tribute to the hard work our Armed Forces do to keep us safe. As the majority of us prepare to unwind for Christmas, the UK military will still be hard at work at home and abroad so this is your chance to give our Armed Forces the salute […]

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Thousands of people across the country celebrate Armed Forces Day

People up and down the country have been celebrating the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, for Armed Forces Day. Marking its 7th year, events have ranged from large scale parades to simple community events, but the main focus of attention was at the National Event in Guildford, attended by His […]

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Today is Armed Forces Day!

It’s the seventh annual Armed Forces Day today (Saturday 27 June), and there are still plenty of ways that you can join in the fun and show your support for the men and women of our Armed Forces. An estimated 60,000 people will be celebrating in Guildford at the National Event, taking part in what […]

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How to #SaluteOurForces like the British military

Longest or shortest way up? Palm facing down or out? You may not know it, but there are traditions and rules behind every British military salute. We’ve made some short videos to show you how to get it right in the styles of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force – so you can take […]

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