Published on June 30th, 2018 | by Jasmine Evans
Armed Forces Day
The countdown to Armed Forces Day is over. Today is the day where you have the chance to show your support to the Armed Forces Community – from those that are still serving our country, those that did, and the families that give up so much of their lives so that we can have ours.
Armed Forces Day takes place annually on the last Saturday of June. This year marks the tenth annual Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday 30th June. To celebrate the event, a ceremony will be held in Llandudno, North Wales which is expected to be the biggest celebration ever in the history of Armed Forces Day.
A fantastic military parade of around 1,000 currently serving troops, veterans, cadets and bands will march through the event, as thousands of visitors and spectators say “thanks” to the Armed Forces’ contributions to society. Visitors at the Llandudno event will also get the chance to see military equipment and vehicles up close, including tanks, aircraft carriers and ships.
Show Your Support
Showing support and thanks to our Armed Forces Community not only brings a sense of unitedness but boosts much-need morale amongst troops and their families, especially during difficult times. To show your support this Armed Forces Day, there are plenty of ways you could get involved.
For those that can’t make the celebrations in Wales, there are still hundreds of events taking place across the country. To search for your local event, you can use the ‘find events’ tool on the Armed Forces Day Website. To celebrate at home, you could invite your neighbours, family and friends around and host an Armed Forces Day party.
Armed Forces Collectibles
For all the philatelists and keen collectors out there, there’s still time to add a military collectible to your growing collection this Armed Forces Day. Here at the Post Office Shop, we have a wide range of RAF Centenary and World War One collectibles from Stamp Sets to Coin Covers, that are all available with next working day delivery.
Centenary of the Great War 2014 Stamps First Day Cover £13.29 exc. VAT.