Saturday 30 June 2018

Armed Forces Day


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

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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#SaluteOurForces and win a FA cup football signed by Gary Lineker!

Football legend and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has joined our campaign to #SaluteOurForces, signing a football to be won by one lucky “saluter”! On a recent visit to the Defence Military Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court, Gary took a moment to salute his support for our Servicemen and women and help us encourage […]

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Armed Forces Day Competition Terms and Conditions

Below are the Terms and Conditions for the Armed Forces Day Competition on Facebook. The promoter is: the Directorate for Defence Communications whose registered office is at Ministry of Defence, Main Building, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB. Employees of the Directorate for Defence Communications, their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the […]

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