29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day


#SaluteOurForces is a simple way for anyone to pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and efforts to and keep us safe in the UK and across the globe. Last year, celebrities, members of the public and businesses all got involved – check out our best salutes in our Facebook album here.

To join in, simply send us a photo or video of yourself or your friends and colleagues saluting!

You can submit your images in several ways:

We may use your photo on our website or social media channels. See our terms and conditions to find out more.

Saluting like Service Personnel

If you want to make sure you get it right, we’ve made some short videos to show you how the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force salute – so you can take your pick!

The Royal Navy salutes with hand facing down:

Salute Our Forces Royal Navy transcript

But the British Army and Royal Air Force salute with palms out:

Salute Our Forces British Army transcript

Which method will you choose when you send your image in to #SaluteOurForces?

Salute Our Forces Royal Air Force transcript