Saturday 25 June 2022

Armed Forces Day


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

Flying the flag for our Armed Forces

Organisations across the country have started this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations by saluting the work and dedication of our Armed Forces with the AFD flag. The flag has been raised across the heart of Whitehall, with the Ministry of Defence, the Scotland Office and Portcullis House all showing their support.   Councils, businesses and public […]

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Northern Ireland Salutes the Armed Forces

Last Saturday, the people of Antrim Town in Northern Ireland came together to celebrate their local Armed Forces Day. Communities gathered in Antrim Castle Gardens and Antrim Stadium to lend their support as a parade made its way through Antrim Town, followed by a Drumhead Service, Military Capability Demonstration, Military Bands, Static Helicopter Display,and lots of family fun. The […]

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Armed Forces Day flag travels North East Lincolnshire in style

The Armed Forces Day flag  journeyed across North East Lincolnshire yesterday (Mon 20 June 16) to mark the start of a week of celebrations as Cleethorpes prepared to will lead the nation’s Armed Forces Day celebrations. The first of three flags was raised with a ceremony at the Armed Forces Gate on the Cleethorpes seafront, delivered by an […]

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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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