Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

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


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, H is Royal Highness The Duke of Kent and former Prime Minister David Cameron, Liverpool has been selected […]

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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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Birmingham celebrates Armed Forces in town centre

Birmingham communities celebrated the Armed Forces with a day of activities in the city’s iconic Centenary Square. Events began with a Drumhead Serviceand a tri-service parade followed by veterans associations, Royal British Legion and the Band of the Royal Signals for a service and prayers. Veterans’ associations and charities held stalls, while the Services held activities and […]

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Cleethorpes community cheers troops

This year’s Armed Forces Day National Event was held in Cleethorpes with more than 120,000 people showing their support for the Armed Forces.   A military parade down Cleethorpes seafront was cheered on by enormous crowds, accompanied by displays from the Red Arrows, the Royal Marines. and the RAF Falcons. Later, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a […]

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Armed Forces Day celebrated across the country

Celebrations are underway today to mark the eighth annual Armed Forces Day, honouring the work and dedication of our brave Servicemen and women deployed around the world. More than 250 events including parades, military displays and community fetes are taking place right across the country to say thank you to the Armed Forces community, including […]

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York honours Yorkshire Regiment and Normandy Veterans

The British Army’s Yorkshire Regiment took part in a Freedom Parade in York City Centre as part of the run up to Armed Forces Day. The parade marked the tenth anniversary of the Yorkshire Regiment, and it was followed by a short ceremony for Normandy veterans.

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Who you’re saluting: Flood help at Christmas

While most people were preparing for Christmas last winter, severe flooding was causing destruction across the north of England. The Army regiments who helped communities in their hour of need are just one reason to #SaluteOurForces this Armed Forces Day. Here’s a look at the work of just one of those units. 2LANCS: helping flooded families […]

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