29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day

Two weeks until Armed Forces Week!

RAF personnel in front of their aircraft holding an Armed Forces Day flag.
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Armed Forces Week will kick off in less than two weeks, offering the chance to discover more about the work of the UK Armed Forces. Our Facebook and Twitter channels will be dedicated to celebrating different parts of the military each day with lots of exciting content; from discovering the latest military equipment to hearing from personnel deployed all over the world and what the role of a reservist looks like when responding to a pandemic and more!

Members of the Military band playing at a Armed Forces Day parade.
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Armed Forces Day will be marked on Saturday 27 June and although we may not be able to come together physically to mark it this year, there are many ways that you can join in and celebrate at home.

Here are just a few ideas for how to celebrate virtually on Saturday 27 June;

  • Join us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the day for a programme of online events including Q&As with military personnel, performances from military bands, exclusive behind the scenes access and more!
  • Host a virtual celebration with friends and family via video chat – from virtual BBQs or picnics with friends online or even an Armed Forces themed quiz! Remember to share your photos with us by using #ArmedForcesDay on your posts.
  • #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. To join in, simply send us a photo or video of yourself or your friends and colleagues saluting! Find out how to submit your images here.
  • If you know someone in the Armed Forces community whether they’re currently serving or a veteran, you could send them a message or give them a call to show your support for the work they do.
Tri-Service Personnel.
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