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Armed Forces Day

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to mark Armed Forces Day; and if he will make a statement. (277551)

The MOD will be supporting over 80 community events across the country with major events in every region. The historic dockyard Chatham will host the inaugural Armed Forces Day National Event on Saturday 27 June. We have also invited all local authorities to fly a flag for our armed forces. So far 460 of the 480 borough, city, district and county councils across the UK have registered to take part as have the Governors of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.