Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

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


Record-breaking Armed Forces Day takes place across the UK

More than 300 different events took place around the world today to thank the UK’s Armed Forces for their work at home and abroad. The ninth annual Armed Forces Day centred on Liverpool, where regulars, reserves, their families and veterans gathered for a parade, receptions, displays, a ship visit and a Red Arrows flypast. There […]

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Happy Reserves Day!

Today the UK came together to pay tribute to those who choose to invest their spare time in being a Reservist and serving their country. Civilian employers, reservist’s families and military units came together to express their gratitude for the contributions and commitments that these selfless people make on behalf of us all. Companies like […]

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New Veterans’ Gateway to give support on civvy street

A new 24 hour service will help veterans access the support they need quickly and easily as they transition from military to civilian life. The ‘Veterans’ Gateway’ is designed to help former Servicemen and women of all ages and backgrounds navigate their new lives as civilians. From advice on housing and finance to help with health concerns, […]

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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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