Armed Forces Day - Info / Events / Competitions

The first Armed Forces Day, 27 June 2009, is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women of our Armed Forces – past, present and future.

Across the country people are getting involved: communities are holding local events, businesses are showing their support through promotional offers, and to kick off proceedings, local authorities are holding flag-raising ceremonies at 1030 on 22 June.

On the day itself The Historic Chatham Dockyard opens its doors for a National Event, so the public can learn more about the Army, Navy and RAF and meet members of local units.

See the links below to learn more about Armed Forces day, how to get involved and what’s going on in your area.

Armed Forces Day - Official site
Hub for the latest news and information and all the ways to get involved.

Armed Forces Day - Map of Events
Using Google maps, this allows you to submit your own event as well as finding events in your area.

Flight to Remember video competition
Perform your own 'interpretation' of a Blades aerobatic display team manoeuvre, film it your mobile or camera and upload it to YouTube via the competition website to be in with a chance of winning a spin in a stunt plane.

Picture Your Hero art competition (Ages 9 to 14)
Who’s your hero? Enter our Flickr art competition with the chance of winning a VIP day out with the Royal Navy for you and a friend.

Armed Forces Day - Facebook group
Show your support via your Facebook account

Armed Forces Day - Twitter channel
News and information leading up to the day itself.

This was posted by the Ministry of Defence. You can find a copy at

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