Saturday 30 June 2018

Armed Forces Day

4 Upcoming events

1 July 2018

Southampton Armed Forces Day Parade

Southampton has a long military history and 2018 is the centenary year of the Royal Air Force, 100 years since the end of WW1 and the 10th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. There will be a parade and static displays to celebrate, support and thank our Armed Forces personnel. The…

23–24 June 2018

Blue Flash Hadrian’s Challenge Armed Forces Lunch in the Park 2018

A joint forces trek across Hadrian's Wall in 24 hours. Participants include serving, reserves, public and private sector. Limbless, disabled and families will engage to demonstrate across the North of England and South of Scotland their collective support. Teams will complete this trek and meet a very large group of…

30 June 2018


Daytime events linking the Isle of Purbeck with the Armed Forces. Evening entertainment at The Legion, High Street, Swanage.

30–30 June 2018

PromotiPng Awareness of Organ Donation at an Armed Forces event.

The event celebrates the work of the British armed forces past, present and this is a wonderful opportunity to speak to people undecided about organ donation . Specialist Nurses from Mid Yorkshire Hospital will be there (job permitting) to answer all concerns, as well as myself, a recipient of a…

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Armed Forces Day shared Royal Air Force's post. ...

To Draw #RAF100 celebrations to a close in Washington DC the Queen's Colour Squadron of the RAF have displayed a continuity drill at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. With music from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, and watched by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, visitors to the capital’s landmark were given a grandstand view of the display, the last of a series given by the QCS this week.

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Armed Forces Day shared Royal Marines's post. ...

A lasting memorial in the form of a paving stone has been unveiled to Zeebrugge hero Captain Edward Bamford RMLI in Haringey, London ahead of the Zeebrugge 100 commemorations this weekend in Belgium. Capt Bamford was one of eight personnel who received Victoria Crosses as a result of their actions during the daring raid which represents the largest number ever awarded during a single operation. The Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918 was an attempt by the British to obstruct the Belgium Port of Bruges/Zeebrugge in order to prevent German U boats access to the North Sea. As part of a diversionary attack, storming parties from the Royal Marines and Royal Navy attacked the defences on the Mole and a redundant RN submarine was blown up, destroying the railway viaduct linking the Mole with the shore. Follow us for updates of the commemorations over the weekend. Read more here

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Armed Forces Day shared Royal Air Force's Where Are The Poppies Now. ...

“It’s a stark reminder, to all generations from young to old, about the sacrifices the country has made.” Professor Kate Williams spoke to Alice Tierney, who is a serving member of the RAF, about her poppies and the importance they hold within her family. Kate was visiting #WeepingWindow, on display at Hereford Cathedral until 29 April. #WhereAreThePoppiesNow - See the Tower Poppies reunited on the digital map of the world. Plant your poppy and share your story -

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