Saturday 25 June 2022

Armed Forces Day


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

Council officer by day, Royal Marine at the weekend: Lance Corporal Norman

Cambridgeshire based, commando-trained David Norman can boast two careers. When wearing his civilian suit, as a Council employed project officer, he makes sure that the services supplied by Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire district Councils are kept up to scratch. And when he proudly dons the uniform as Lance Corporal Norman, Royal Marine Reservist his […]

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“The mental and physical tests in the Royal Naval Reserve teach me about myself”

Mud runs might be today’s popular test for keep fit fanatics, but even the best would probably balk at the prospect of taking on the gruelling physical and mental challenges that face aspiring Royal Marine and Royal Naval Reservists. But people like Midshipman Fiona Porteous-Ford find such things exhilarating. Eighteen-hour days, taking on the legendary […]

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Making a contribution: Captain Christine Ongoma, Army Reservist

Working as a trainee advanced clinical practitioner for an NHS trust would be a busy enough life for most people. But for Reservists like Christine Ongoma, there’s always the drive to do more. So, after finishing a shift at Whitemoor Medical Centre in Belper in Derbyshire, and at the weekend, Christine often dons a different […]

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Cpl Rochelle Gopee, RAF Reservist and Nurse

Rochelle Gopee is a 28-year-old acute response nurse working for the NHS. It’s a busy job with lots of responsibility and, as the name suggests, can be very high pressure. Which is why her time off is precious, and it’s why it’s important to make the most of it.   So how does Rochelle choose […]

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Two weeks to go! The nation prepares to #SaluteOurForces

There are two weeks to go until Armed Forces Day 2018 and preparations are well underway for more than 300 events taking place right across the country. The National Event in Llandudno, North Wales will be a fantastic celebration of our Armed Forces, and thousands will visit the town to thank them for their bravery, […]

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50 days to go until Armed Forces Day 2018

The countdown to Armed Forces Day 2018 has begun and there are now just 50 days to go until Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30th June. Nearly 300 community events will take place throughout the UK as the nation thanks its Armed Forces and celebrates their contribution to society.

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100 days to go – the Countdown begins

The tenth Armed Forces Day national event will be hosted by the historic seaside town of Llandudno, North Wales, where a national celebration of the dedication of our Armed Forces will take place.

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