Saturday, 17 January 2009

Armed Forces Day 27th June - progress report

MP Linda Gilroy recently asked the Defence Secretary what recent progress has been made on preparations for Armed Forces Day.MP Kevan Jones (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence) replied: "As my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces announced in our response to the National Recognition Study, the first Armed Forces Day will be held on 27 June this year, building on the success of Veterans Day events held in previous years.
"The day will provide an opportunity for the public to show their appreciation for the contribution made to society by those who serve and have served the nation in the armed forces. We are working with a wide range of organisations to deliver events that will mark the day and planning is progressing well."

They Work for You: Armed Forces Day
The Mail: First annual Armed Forces Day will be held in June