27 June 2015

Armed Forces Day

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


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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Businesses across Britain #SaluteOurForces

From discounted travel to donations to Service charities, businesses across the country have come out in force to show their support for our Service personnel past and present this Armed Forces Day. With celebrations just days away on Saturday 27 June, BT, Vodafone, Tesco, Asda, National Express and the Royal Mail are among the biggest […]

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Reservists celebrate Reserves Day across the UK

Reservists donned their military uniform with pride yesterday in honour of the first ever Reserves Day. Previously called ‘Uniform To Work Day’, the change in name reflects the renewed emphasis on demonstrating the support to our Reservists, and the valuable contribution they make to our Armed Forces. Employers such as British Airways, Bentley, BT, National […]

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Armed Forces Day Flag Raised Across the UK

The Armed Forces Day flag is flying high across the UK as celebrations begin ahead of Armed Forces Day this Saturday (27 June)! 10 Downing Street, Government departments and Local Authorities are flying the flag this week to show their support for the Servicemen and women of our Armed forces, past and present.   Wing […]

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3 Things You Don’t Want To Miss In Guildford Saturday 27 June

If you head down to Guildford on Saturday you’re in for an Armed Forces Day surprise! Around 60,000 people will take part in a fun day of military displays, live music and entertainment. As Matt Furniss, Lead Councillor for Armed Forces Day, said: “The Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force have pulled out all […]

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Armed Forces Day Around the UK

With only a few days until Armed Forces Day we take a look at a handful of events going on across the UK this Saturday (27 June)! If you’re wondering what to do, keep reading…. Ballmoney, Ulster (22-26 June) is celebrating Armed Forces Day through the years with a week-long exhibition of military history! To […]

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A day at the races for the Armed Forces

Armed Forces personnel from all three services enjoyed a day at the races yesterday when they and their families were welcomed to the Berkshire racecourse for Royal Ascot’s very own Armed Forces Day. Royal Ascot offered discounted tickets to military personnel and volunteers from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force supported Ascot’s racecourse staff as stewards.   Tens […]

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