27 June 2012
Today, Wednesday 27 June, is Uniform to Work Day, when members of the Reserve Forces, and both adult and cadet members of the Cadet Forces are encouraged to wear their uniforms to work (or school!) to highlight to their colleagues the work that is done by the Armed Forces in communities right here at home in the UK.
Veterans are also being encouraged to wear their veterans' badges with pride today.
The annual celebration of the work of the Armed Forces will culminate on Saturday, 30 June, with Armed Forces Day, when over 200 events, large and small, will be taking place up and down the country.
The main national celebration will take place in Plymouth, where more than 1,200 Service personnel, veterans and cadets will parade through the city ahead of a Drumhead service on the historic Plymouth Hoe. A steampast and gun salute from HMS Argyll from Plymouth Sound and an air show starring the Red Arrows are also planned.
Members of the Army Cadet Force are proud to be right at the centre of this, and many other Armed Forces Day, events taking place this weekend.