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 and support those who have suffered injuries and illnesses sustained during or as a result of their service in the British Armed Forces.
How can I get involved on Armed Forces Day?
It’s really easy to get involved in Armed Forces Day, you can:
#SaluteOurForces– Pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community by sending us a photo or video of yourself or your friends and colleagues saluting on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SaluteOurForces. Remember to tag us at #HelpforHeroes so we can like and share!
Organise your own fundraiser - If you would like to fundraise for Help for Heroes and make a life-changing difference to our heroes, check out our fundraising ideas. Your support is more important now than ever.
Stay in touch with us – sign up to our newsletter and read the inspirational stories of our heroes and how your money is supporting thier recovery.
The pandemic is having a big impact on our veterans’ mental health. Please donate this Armed Forces Day and make a life-changing difference.Read more
Fly the Flag with our Trading Range
This Armed Forces Day, Fly the Flag with our range of clothing from the shop!