Armed Forces Day - Saturday 29 June 2019
Over a month ago
On Saturday 29th June thousands of people will mark Armed Forces Day by showing their support for the Armed Forces at parades, fairs, fun days and festivals.
The first National Armed Forces Day was held on 27th June 2009; the Historic Dockyard Chatham was selected to host the main event which was complemented by hundreds of smaller events in towns and cities across the UK.
Every year, a different city holds the national event, with celebrations taking place for a week with Armed Forces Day being held on the last Saturday each June.
The 2019 National Event will be held in Salisbury, a city steeped in military history, on Saturday 29th June.
On the announcement of Salisbury as 2019 hosts Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
“Salisbury was a natural choice to host Armed Forces Day in 2019.”
“The city has a historic link with our Armed Forces and our troops demonstrated once again their bravery, dedication and skill during the central role they played following the reckless nerve agent attack here this year.”
“Our extraordinary service men and women continue to help Salisbury and the people of this beautiful cathedral city through the clear up and investigation, and it’s extremely fitting that next year the city and the entire nation will be able to thank them here for their commitment and unwavering service to protecting our nation from the deadliest of threats.”
More information about the Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury can be found on the Wiltshire Council website: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-afd
To find out about events happening in your area, click here: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/find-events/
‘Thank you to all who have given and served’