Nation thanks sailors, soldiers and aircrew on Armed Forces Day 2021

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Photo taken during the Armed Forces Day event held at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire today. Credit: PO Dave Jenkins

Events both physical and virtual are being held across the United Kingdom on Armed Forces Day 2021 (Saturday 26 June) to recognise the outstanding work our Armed Forces do at home and abroad to keep us safe.

One hundred Service personnel and their families were invited to attend the Armed Forces Day event at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, for a special lunch as a thank you for their efforts over the last year. Many of the personnel in attendance have been busy supporting the UK’s response to the pandemic, from driving ambulances to supporting the vaccine roll out.

Image taken during the Armed Forces Day event held at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire today. Photo credit: PO Dave Jenkins
UK MOD © Crown copyright 2021

In London, a special tribute to the Armed Forces will take over the iconic billboards of Piccadilly Circus. The monumental screens will show moving portraits of Armed Forces personnel alongside a thank you message from the nation.

In London, a special tribute to the Armed Forces has taken over the iconic billboards of Piccadilly Circus. Photo credit: SAC Beth Roberts RAF  – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2021

Other events are being held by communities across the country with fairs, flypasts and family fun.

The Red arrows performing a Flypast during the Armed Forces Day event held at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire today. Photo credit: PO Dave JenkinsUK MOD © Crown copyright 2021

Source: Harland Quarrington  – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2021

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