An estimated 1,853,112 people in England and Wales are reported to have served in the UK Armed Forces in 2021*. 

We provide life-changing support to veterans, their families and those who served alongside the UK Armed Forces.  

Show your support on Armed Forces Day #SaluteOurForces 

What is Armed Forces Day?

On the last Saturday each June, the nation comes together to celebrate Armed Forces Day and show support for the men and women of our Armed Forces community, past and present. This includes serving personnel, veterans, reservists, cadets and their families.

Reservists come from all walks of life and occupations and are currently supporting operations worldwide, but their contribution to our Armed Forces often goes unrecognised. Reserves Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of Armed Forces Week.

Armed Forces Day is also a time to raise money to help our Armed Forces community to live well after service.

How can I get involved in Armed Forces Day?


Pay tribute to our Armed Forces community by sharing our ready-prepared images or posting your own photo or video of yourself or your friends and colleagues saluting on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. Remember to use the hashtag #SaluteOurForces and to tag us at #HelpforHeroes so we can like and share!

Organise your own fundraiser 

If you would like to fundraise and make a life-changing difference to our heroes, check out our fundraising ideas. Armed Forces Day is 29 June 2024 so plenty of time to plan your event and get organised!

Stay in touch with us

Sign up to our newsletter and read the inspirational stories of our heroes and how your money is supporting their recovery. 

Check out what's happening on Armed Forces Day in your area 

Every year there is a host city as well as local events up and down the country. Our amazing army of volunteers may be attending an event near you and would love to meet you.

*Census 2021 data (Scotland and NI not recorded) 

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