29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day


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

York honours Yorkshire Regiment and Normandy Veterans

The British Army’s Yorkshire Regiment took part in a Freedom Parade in York City Centre as part of the run up to Armed Forces Day. The parade marked the tenth anniversary of the Yorkshire Regiment, and it was followed by a short ceremony for Normandy veterans.

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Who you’re saluting: Flood help at Christmas

While most people were preparing for Christmas last winter, severe flooding was causing destruction across the north of England. The Army regiments who helped communities in their hour of need are just one reason to #SaluteOurForces this Armed Forces Day. Here’s a look at the work of just one of those units. 2LANCS: helping flooded families […]

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Who you’re saluting: Logistician Amina Johnson

It takes more than seamanship to keep a ship afloat, and every time the Royal Navy sails there are hundreds of people behind the scenes keeping things shipshape. Logistician Amina Johnson is just one of these people – here she talks about her work and how it feels when members of the public #SaluteOurForces. From torpedos to […]

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Businesses Salute Our Armed Forces

All around the UK this week, people are paying tribute to our Armed Forces by taking part in sponsored races, live music, parades and garden parties. And employers up and down the country are also stepping up. From high street banks and big city corporates to councils and corner shops, companies big and small are building […]

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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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