Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day!

It’s the seventh annual Armed Forces Day today (Saturday 27 June), and there are still plenty of ways that you can join in the fun and show your support for the men and women of our Armed Forces.

Crew of HMS Chiddingfold, a minehunter based in Bahrain, pose with the AFD flag
Crew of HMS Chiddingfold, a minehunter based in Bahrain, pose with the AFD flag

An estimated 60,000 people will be celebrating in Guildford at the National Event, taking part in what will be an exciting day of live music, entertainment and military displays, including a parade of over 900 military personnel, veterans and cadets and the World famous Red Arrows. For more information visit the Guildford Armed Forces Day website.

But if you can’t get to Guildford, don’t worry, as there are hundreds of events taking place around the country, from Inverness to Porthleven, Cornwall. You can find your nearest event here.

Show your Support by posting a picture of a military salute using the hashtag #SaluteOurForces on Facebook or Twitter, adopt an Armed Forces Day Twibbon on your social media profile and join our Thunderclap which will send out a Tweet and Facebook post to thousands of people at 1130 today.

You can also get the very latest Armed Forces Day news by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Whatever way you decide do to mark Armed Forces Day, make sure you enjoy it and help us make it the best Armed Forces Day yet.

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