The MoD has just announced that the Historic Dockyard at Chatham in Kent has been selected to host the main events planned for the country's first Armed Forces Day on June 27th.
Veterans Minister Kevan Jones said: "Our Armed Forces and veterans rightly deserve the nation's support and recognition. They, and their families, have made, and continue to make, huge personal sacrifices to ensure the interests of our country are defended, and this day is our chance to say 'thank you'.
"We're encouraging all communities to put on some type of event in recognition of their Armed Forces, both past, present and future. They form an integral part of the community, and this day enables us to show our appreciation of them."
MoD: First National Armed Forces Day launched