The Historic Dockyard at Chatham is the venue for the first ever Armed Forces Day which takes place tomorrow. It is an opportunity for the Nation to show support for men and women who make up the armed forces community. The National event has proved so popular it has sold out but there are many other events taking place around Great Britain. From 10.30 on Monday flags have been flown by hundreds of communities across the UK and I was pleased to see that my workplace took part in this.
Admiral Sir Ian Garnett KCB, Chairman of the Chatham Historic Dockland Trust, said:
It is both an honour and a privilege for The Historic Dockyard Chatham, in the heart of Medway, Kent, to be the venue for the UK’s first National Armed Forces Day. With over 400 years of military history, we are looking forward to arranging a family event that will recognise the many achievements of today’s Armed Forces and veterans.