Armed Forces Day is a UK celebration to show support and appreciation for the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. This includes those currently serving, service families, cadets and veterans. There are many different ways that communities can show their support across the country and get involved in the day, from going to specially organised events to throwing a party or fundraising.
Every year, Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday in June, which this year falls on Saturday 29th June. The various events will begin on the Monday prior to that date when the Armed Forces flag is put up on buildings across the country and iconic landmarks.
There is a separate day for celebrating the role of Reservists and this day allows the country to recognise the important role played by the Reserve Forces.Reservists donate their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, having to balance their civilian and military life and be prepared should their country ever call on them. This special day is marked on the Wednesday before Armed Forces Day.
The main event this year will be staged in Salisbury, before travelling to Scarborough in 2020. There will also be many local events taking place right across the nation, so there’s bound to be a local event near you.
The reason the events are being held is to show our support for the work of the Armed Forces and provide a morale boost for both troops and their families. The public does a great job of showing their support on this day.
The day is all about the UK’s Armed Forces who defend the country and its interests, wherever they may be. They never stop tirelessly working right across the globe, upholding peace, bringing aid, fighting drug smugglers and people traffickers, providing security and tackling terrorism. Why nod have a bit of military fun yourself to celebrate Armed Forces Day, with a Tank Driving experience? For more information, Go to Armourgeddon.
The day also aims to remember and celebrate our veteran servicemen and women who have served in the Armed Forces at any time in the past. Armed Forces Day aims to celebrate their continued role and importance in the armed forces community.
Cadets also have an important role to play in the military community. The Cadet Forces currently support more than 130,000 young people in the Sea, Air and Army Cadets. All across the UK, cadets are being taught vital life and work skills, gaining vocational qualifications and preparing for a possible career in the Armed Forces.
It’s important to celebrate the role of the service families in the military community too. The men and women of the UK Armed Forces would not be able to their jobs as well as they do without the amazing support of their friends and families.