Armed Forces Day

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Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to raise public awareness of the contribution that those who serve in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces do for Great Britain, also it gives the nation the opportunity to show their support to the men and women who make up the armed forces, from Cadets, to young people applying, current personnel and veterans.

Across the country many residents are getting ready to participate/hold events and even businesses are involved with holding events to show their support.

This year the National Event will be held in Nottingham but there are events closer to you if you wish to show your support. For example:

• Caerphilly County Borough Council are holding an Armed Forces Day Celebration on the 28th June 2013 at 10:00 – 11:30.
• Cardiff will be holding an Armed Forces Day Celebration on the 29th June from 10:00 till 18:00.

The day is also used as an information day for those interested in getting to know what the various forces actually do and what they can get out of a career in the force.

So what exactly is Armed Forces Day? Find out more information here: http://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/

Although the current main military effort is in Afghanistan the Armed Forces are busy working around the world (not just in warzones) they promote peace, deliver aid, tackle drug smugglers and provide security and fighting against terrorism.

They are operating successfully and with lots of other countries can provide a more stable and secure Afghanistan.

Armed Forces day is all about your support because your support encourages a positive morale boost for the troops and their families.

To find out more about what the Armed Forces are doing why not visit their official pages, Royal Navy: (http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/), British Army (http://www.army.mod.uk/) and Royal Air Force (http://www.raf.mod.uk/).

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