Saturday 27 June 2020

Armed Forces Day


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

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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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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