Armed Forces Day 2023

What is Armed Forces Day?

Armed Forces Day 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. There are many ways for people, communities, and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved.

Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families. You can find out more about what they are doing at home and around the world by visiting the official sites of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force.


When Is It?

Armed Forces Day 23 takes place on Saturday 24 June.

This year, events will start with The Royal Regiment of Scotland receiving the freedom of South Lanarkshire with a parade through Hamilton on Saturday 17 June.

Armed Forces Day celebrations will begin formally on Monday 19 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

Reserves Day on 21 June will also provide an opportunity for the country to recognise our Reserve Forces.

Vice Lord Lieutenant Gavin Whitefield along with Provost Kenneth Duffy at the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag on 19th June 2023 in North Lanarkshire .


Posted by Gavin Whitefield