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Armed Forces Day

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on preparations for Armed Forces Day; and if he will make a statement. (246455)

As my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces announced in our response to the National Recognition Study, the first Armed Forces Day will be held on 27 June this year, building on the success of Veterans Day events held in previous years. The day will provide an opportunity for the public to show their appreciation for the contribution made to society by those who serve and have served the nation in the armed forces. We are working with a wide range of organisations to deliver events that will mark the day and planning is progressing well.