BFRS On The Road - Armed Forces Day 2024


BFRS On The Road - Armed Forces Day 2024

BFRS are excited to be attending three different Armed Forces Day's this year with teams in all three locations across the UK, including Aldershot, Plymouth and Birmingham!


About Armed Forces Day 2024


Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June, falling this year on 29 June.

It is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving personnel to Service families, veterans and cadets.

It also marks the culmination of a week of celebrations, beginning on Monday 24 June, when the public show their support and appreciation for the Armed Forces community. It also includes Reserves Day (26 June), which provides the country with an opportunity to recognise our Reserve Forces.

There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved.

Use our interactive map to find your local event.



Supporting our Armed Forces


Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much-valued morale boost for serving personnel, veterans and their families. You can find out more about what they are doing at home and around the world by visiting the official sites of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

Supporting our sailors, soldiers and aviators goes beyond Armed Forces Day. In fact, the Government, local communities and businesses  across the UK have committed to supporting Armed Forces personnel past and present by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.


The Armed Forces Community


The Armed Forces

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.


A veteran is anyone who has served in the HM Armed Forces at any time (including National Servicemen, Regulars and Reserves). Armed Forces Day celebrates their continued role within the military community.

You can find out more information about support for Veterans on the Veterans-UK website or by calling Veterans UK on 0808 1914 218.


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.


The  Cadet Forces (Sea Cadets, Volunteer Cadet Corps, Army Cadets, Air Cadets and the Combined Cadet Force) currently number over 135,000 cadets and 25,000 adult volunteers in more than 3,000 locations across the UK. The Cadet Forces provide the opportunity for young people to develop key life and career-building skills, and gain valuable vocational qualifications.


Our Armed Forces couldn’t do their job without the incredible support of their family and friends.CharitiesAlthough Armed Forces Day is not a charitable event, the Armed Forces have the support of several UK charities and many local events will offer opportunities to support them.


BFRS Dates for the Diary:


Firstly, BFRS will be attending the Aldershot Armed Forces Day - Prom in the Park at Princes Gardens, on Saturday 22nd June.




Following on from this, BFRS will be staying around after our Plymouth Careers Fair at Hoe Park on the 27th June to attend the Plymouth Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29th June.




Lastly, we will also be attending the Birmingham Armed Forces Day - Revival 2024 at Bridley Place on Saurday 29th June between 10:00 to 15:00.




Make sure to come along and have a chat with the team, they will be providing advice and support to all members of the Armed Forces Community including Veterans and Families.