This year Armed Forces Day is on Saturday 25 June and it is an opportunity to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community from those currently serving to Reservists, Veterans, cadets and their families.
In 2022, Reserves Day is being celebrated on Wednesday 22 June. 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 would be ready to serve as part of the military.
Look out for local events where you can show your support and get involved.
- Corby is holding a celebration of Armed Forces Day and Falklands Memorial on Saturday 25 June at the War Memorial, Old Village Corby starting at 11am. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club with a Royal Navy veteran talking about his time in the Falklands.
- Northampton is hosting a Flag Raising event outside County Hall at 11am on Saturday 25 June. Attending the event are the Lord Lieutenant and the Mayor of Northampton.
- Rushden will be holding an Armed Forces Day Parade and Event on Saturday 25 June. The day will proceed with a Parade at 1pm from Alfred Street Junior School (John Street, NN10 9NL) through the town finishing at the Station (Station Approach, NN10 0AW). The Station will be open from 12noon with stalls and entertainment throughout the day and on into the evening. This event is organised in association with Rushden Town Council, Rushden Royal Naval Association and Rushden Historical Transport Society.
- Wellingborough is raising the Armed Forces Flag at 10am on Saturday 25 June within Bassett’s Close (Park). Throughout the day there will be live music plus cream teas and stalls. This event is organised in association with Wellingborough Town Council and the Wellingborough & District branch of the Royal British Legion.