Saturday 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day

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


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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A “Postmark” of respect to the Armed Forces from Royal Mail

Check your mail on Saturday 27 June to see a special postmark in honour of the nation’s Armed Forces! Royal Mail, who reserve their postmarks for special occasions such as historical anniversaries, today announced their plans for a dedicated postmark for Armed Forces Day 2015. The mark will appear printed on millions of letters, parcels […]

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Guildford welcomes Duke of York

His Royal Highness The Duke of York will be attending this year’s Armed Forces Day National Event in Guildford on Saturday 27 June, representing Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family. At the event The Duke will take the salute from a tri-service parade of Serving personnel, veterans and cadets as they march from […]

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Billy Mott Gives his Final Salute to The Queen

The Queen’s Birthday Parade, known as ‘Trooping the Colour’ which took place on Horse Guards on Saturday 13 June, was the end of an era for one Welsh Guardsman who has spent 13 years overseeing some of the British military’s biggest ceremonies. Garrison Sergeant Major William ‘Billy’ Mott – the Army’s senior Warrant Officer – retired […]

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Two Weeks to go until Armed Forces Day

There’s just under two weeks to go until Armed Forces Day 2015 on Saturday 27 June! Armed Forces Day has been marked with events large and small throughout the UK since the first Armed Forces Day in 2009, and 2015 is no exception. To help communities host their own events the Ministry of Defence has this year awarded […]

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Carol Vorderman asks you to #SaluteOurForces

Carol Vorderman has given a salute in thanks to the men and women of the Armed Forces as part of our #SaluteOurForces campaign. As the first female Honorary Ambassador for the Air Cadets she recently visited her local squadron at RAF Cranwell to help them support Armed Forces Day 2015. Carol said: “Armed Forces Day is […]

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