By Ron Howells • 26 June 2021 • 8:05
The UK Comes Together To Celebrate This Year’s Armed Forces Day. image: MOD Press
The UK Comes Together To Celebrate This Year’s Armed Forces Day.
Armed Forces Day is an annual event celebrated in the UK in June to commemorate servicemen and servicewomen in the British Armed Forces.
On Friday 25 June Prime Minister Boris Johnson met military personnel at Downing Street, to thank the Armed Forces for their service across the globe and their support in the fight against Covid-19.
It is a day to show support for those currently serving in the army, families, veterans and cadets
Whether they are in the Royal Navy, British Army, or Royal Air Force, it’s a chance to thank our troops and their families for their hard work and the sacrifices they have made for us over the years.
Throughout the UK communities celebrate both events in a variety of ways such as military displays, ceremonies, fetes or parades involving regulars reservists and Territorial members and of the Armed Forces of Army, Navy and RAF, Veterans and Cadet Forces.
Many events have been organised by the Royal British Legion which includes the Veterans Day national event in Blackpool. Councils, ex Services organisations such as COBSEO: the Confederation of British Service and Ex-service Organisations, schools and communities will be holding their Armed Forces events.
The Mayor of London and Chair of the London Assembly welcomed members of the British Armed Forces, cadets and representatives on Monday 21 June for a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall.
The event aimed to honour the bravery and commitment of service personnel past and present, ahead of Armed Forces Day which is taking place today.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
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