Saturday 26 June 2021

Armed Forces Day


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


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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The Countdown to Armed Forces Day Begins

Today (Thursday 17 March) marks just 100 days to go until Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday 25 June 2016.   Preparations for this year’s Armed Forces Day national event in the coastal town of Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, are well underway with a spectacular programme of activities including music, entertainment and military […]

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Salute Our Forces this summer – hold an Armed Forces Day event!

Why not show your support for Service personnel past and present this summer by holding an Armed Forces Day celebration? On Saturday 25 June this year, people across the nation will be holding local celebrations to say “Thank You” to members of the Armed Forces community – including current personnel, Reserves, veterans, cadets and families […]

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Take a survey to help us improve our website

At Armed Forces Day HQ we’re always looking for ways to make life easier for the people who organise events across the country. So we’ve set up a short survey to help us find out what help and advice would help make your Armed Forces Day celebration a success. Your answers will help make sure our website is full of […]

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