Visitors were entertained with brilliant displays of what the UK Armed forces do best at more than 200 events across the country this last weekend. This year is the eighth annual Armed Forces Day, the main event having taken place in the North East Lincolnshire town of Cleethorpes. Crowds of all ages came to support the service men and women, veterans and cadets who manned the many stalls and attractions showcasing the forces.
Armed Forces Day (formerly Veterans’ Day) in the United Kingdom is an annual event celebrated in late June since 2009 to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. Veterans’ Day was first observed in 2006. Although an official event, it is not a public holiday in the UK. Armed Forces Day has so far been observed on the last Saturday of June.
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