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Armed Forces Day

The Royal British Legion is delighted to support Armed Forces Day.

It's a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

This year's national event will be held in Falmouth, Cornwall on 24 June 2023 and includes entertainment, activities and displays throughout the town.

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Key dates

  • Armed Forces Day Flag Raising - 19 June 2023
  • Reservists Day - 21 June 2023
  • Armed Forces Day - 24 June 2023

What is Armed Forces Day?

Armed Forces Day is the annual opportunity for us all to come together in recognition and celebration of the wonderful service provided by our regular and reservist soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, past and present, and the families that have supported them in turn.

Rarely in our recent history has the British Public owed so much to those in uniform. Whether manning Covid testing stations, giving up weekends and leave to bolster the NHS, or rolling out much needed vaccines across the country, our armed forces have been on the frontlines in the fight against Covid-19.

But we also understand that when serving people hang up their uniform it can be difficult for them and their families without that sense of service and purpose anymore.

And when military experiences are lost in translation it can make life really hard. That’s why the RBL has been standing with the Armed Forces community for 100 years.

    Three uniformed personnel walking across a bridge
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    Show your support at the National Memorial Arboretum

    The National Memorial Arboretum are marking Armed Forces Day with a range of fun family activities, a service of thanks and a food and craft fair from 25-26 June.

    Visit their website for more information.

    Armed Forces Day at the National Memorial Arboretum
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