Armed Forces Day – 26th June 2021
Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June so this year it will be on Saturday 26th.
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, Reservists, Veterans and Cadets. There are many ways for people,
communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get
Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 21 June when the Armed Forces
Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.
North Somerset Council will be showing its support for Armed Forces Day by flying
the Armed Forces Day Flag from our buildings at Castlewood and the Town Hall.
Watch out for it it is a very distinctive white flag with a representation of the Union
Flag on its upper half.
Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the
troops and their families. The UK Armed Forces defend the UK and its interests.
They are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling
drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism.
Reserves Day celebrates their contribution to the Armed Forces. Reserves Day is
the Wednesday ahead of Armed Forces Day, this year – 23rd June.
Reserves Day also provides an opportunity for the country to recognise our Reserve Forces. Reservists
give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military
career to ensure that should their country require them, they are ready to serve. Reservists are
everywhere, but you might not know it. So on Reserves Day, our Reservists wear their uniform in
their civilian life.
The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.
You can find out more on the Armed Forces Day website
Link to Armed Forces Day website (opens in a new window)
First posted 17th June 2021