Saturday 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day


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

Armed Forces Day at Royal Ascot

    Race goers and the military came together yesterday at the Armed Forces Day at Royal Ascot. Personnel from all three services and their families were welcomed to the Berkshire racecourse with discounted tickets to military personnel.     Volunteers from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force also supported Ascot’s racecourse staff […]

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Hundreds of people #SaluteOurForces

Armed Forces Day is only ten days away and we at AFD HQ are getting very excited! Hundreds of people and businesses across the country have already been sending in their  salute photos to show their support for the dedicated men and women who serve to keep us safe. Send us your salute by posting […]

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Who you’re saluting: Musician Ben Elliot

Ahead of Armed Forces Day, we are profiling some of the best and brightest from every aspect of the military, from front line soldiers to musicians, recruits to veterans. On Armed Forces Day, you will see many of the military’s top musicians performing in parades and displays, and here’s one who’s about to begin his career […]

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Saturday’s FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley was a big occasion for three lucky Service personnel. Petty Officer Phil Eddie (Royal Navy), Lance Corporal Olivia Dixon (Army), and Sergeant Jamie Gibbon-Sissons (Royal Air Force) represented the three Services at the final, won 2-1 by Manchester in extra time. Their duties […]

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A royal welcome in Cleethorpes

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent has confirmed he will represent Her Majesty The Queen at this year’s Armed Forces Day National Event on 25 June in Cleethorpes. As part of the event the Duke, who served in the Armed Forces in the UK and overseas for 21 years, will take the Royal Salute for a […]

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Who you’re saluting: Team Invictus 

The British Invictus Games team are among the many heroes we’re saluting in the run up to Armed Forces Day – and they posed with an Armed Forces Day flag just before they boarded their flight to join the Games! Team Invictus The 110-strong team of serving military personnel and veterans headed to Orlando, Florida to represent the UK at […]

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Who you’re saluting: Corporal Joshua Leakey, VC

We’re saluting the best and brightest in the British Armed Forces ahead of Armed Forces Day –  find out how to show your support for Victoria Cross Hero Joshua Leakey and his colleagues here. A hero in Afghanistan Corporal Joshua Leakey, 28, from Hampshire, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroic action in Afghanistan, risking his […]

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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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