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Armed Forces Day 2020

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community

What is Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June and is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

This year, as public events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak the public are encouraged to show their support from their homes.

In Craven we marked the start of Armed Forces Week by raising the Armed Forces Day Flag above Holy Trinity Church in Skipton on Monday 22 June. 

The flag was raised in a small, socially distanced ceremony, organised by Craven District Council & the Royal British Legion.

You can watch the ceremony here.

How can you show your support from home

There are many ways for people, communities and organisations to show their support from home, here are a few ideas.


National Armed Forces Day Event 2020

The Armed Forces Day Event 2020 was due to be held in Scarborough, it will now be hosted online instead at www.scarborougharmedforcesday.co.uk

The website will be live from Monday 22 June and the online content will shine a spotlight on local and national military veterans, and serving personnel, honouring their unstinting commitment, service and sacrifice.

Visitors to the website will be able to view military related videos and personal stories, enjoy images and personal recollections from previous Armed Forces Day events, take part in themed children’s activities and a children’s competition.