The events celebrating Armed Forces Day

Saturday (29 June) is Armed Forces Day, where we show our appreciation for the Armed Forces and everything they do for the UK.

There are plenty of events taking part throughout the UK, if you’d like to take part and show your appreciation for the serving members and veterans of the British Army.


The capital is packed with events for the whole family to take part in.

The National Army Museum is hosting the Band of the Royal Yeomanry for a musical performance at 1pm, and camo crafts and critters events, looking at animals that use camouflage to protect themselves from predators.

Princeton Street will see The Fun Kids Virtual Armed Forces Street Party take place, with great music and entertainment performances throughout the day.


In Glasgow, Lord Provost Eva Bolander will lead the celebrations in George Square.

The Lord Lieutenant will take the Salute at the march past the Cenotaph in George Square just after 11am. They will be joined by Commander John Cunane, HMS Dalriada, Colonel Sandy Fitzpatrick, Deputy Commander 51st Infantry Brigade and RAF Squadron Leader Archie McCallum.


Celebrations will take place across Liverpool to mark Armed Forces Day.

Beginning with a formal ceremony at St Nick’s church, a parade will then make its way to Albert Dock, where there will be recruiting stands, performances and military demonstrations during the day from the army, navy and RAF.

And if you’re a Beatles fan – and who isn’t in Liverpool – The Beatles Museum is offering free admission to Armed Forces in uniform for up to two adults and two children, and 50 per cent off tickets for Armed Forces with their Ministry Of Defence ID.


In Wales, it’s time to get dressed up and head out for a celebratory barbecue. Alway Primary School will be holding a VE BBQ, where you can dress up in your 1940s clothes and enjoy the festivities.

As you can see, there is plenty going on this weekend, so wherever you choose to celebrate, we wish you a happy Armed Forces Day.

Have a look at all the events across the UK here.

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