Saturday 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day


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

National Express Show their Support for British Troops

Travelling to the Armed Forces Day National Event will be made easier once again this year with National Express offering the general public a 50 per cent discount, on the cost of travel to Guildford on Saturday 27 June. Asside form the general public discount the coach company already supports the Armed Forces community in […]

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HMS Bulwark saves lives during Search and Rescue operations

  Last week HMS Bulwark took part in its largest rescue operation to date when it rescued more than 1,000 migrants including at least 10 pregnant women. HMS Bulwark and three Royal Navy Merlin Helicopters have played a leading role in working with other European nations to rescue the thousands of migrants being trafficked across […]

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FA Cup final duties for Armed Forces personnel

Saturday’s FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Wembley was a big occasion for five lucky Servicemen and women. They carried out a variety of ceremonial duties during the match, which saw Arsenal lift the cup after a dominant 4-0 win. Sergeant Adam Fowler (Royal Marines), Chief Petty Officer Samantha Covey (Royal Navy), […]

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Show your support – #SaluteOurForces!

This year we are encouraging Armed Forces Day supporters to send us photos of them saluting for the hard work and dedication of our servicemen and women across the globe. You can submit your photos in several ways. Tweet @ArmedForcesDay using #SaluteOurForces. Comment on one of our Facebook posts. Or email us at   We […]

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Guildford’s Gearing Up for Armed Forces Day

The centrepiece of this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations will be the National Event, hosted by the historic Surrey county town of Guildford. We’ve announced an exciting programme of activities for Armed Force Day on 27 June which will feature a fly-past of current and historic aircraft including the World famous Red Arrows, the Battle […]

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What’s Going on Near You?

Communities right across the country will celebrate Armed Forces Day organising events in the week of 21 June. Parades and flypasts are some of the most popular events at many AFD events, but there will be many other interesting displays to see and activities to try at your local celebration. We’ve spoken to a few […]

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Armed Forces Day has a new look!

Welcome to our brand new Armed Forces Day 2015 website. It still has the same vital information about Armed Forces Day events up and down the country, and in the coming weeks we’ll also bring you exciting news about our Armed Forces, and activities and events in the lead up to the big day! You […]

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Veterans celebrated at VE Day 70th anniversary

The nation’s veterans were honoured as part of this year’s commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day. The events included a Service of Remembrance and a national 2 minute silence, the lighting of more than 200 beacons right across the UK, a spectacular commemorative concert , a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey and a parade […]

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100 Day Countdown to Armed Forces Day 2015

Today (Thursday) marks exactly 100 days until Armed Forces Day 2015, taking place on Saturday 27 June! This year’s Armed Forces Day national event is in Guildford, and event organisers have announced a spectacular programme of activities for military personnel and their families, veterans and members of the public to make this a truly memorable […]

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Salute the Best of British Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day is a chance to say thank you to our Armed Forces for the sterling work they do, and last month (February) more than 100 Service men and women were honoured for their service to the country. Here we take a closer look at three of those awarded for their exceptional bravery: Victoria Cross […]

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