Events will take place across the UK on Saturday 29 June 2019 to mark Armed Forces Day.

The awareness day provides the public with the opportunity to show their appreciation for the armed forces, including servicemen and women, veterans, reservists and cadets, and provides a valued morale boost for troops and their families.

Armed Forces Day was established in the UK in 2009 and, as part of the celebrations, the armed forces flag will be raised on buildings and landmarks during the week leading up to the awareness day. A different city hosts the national event each year. Salisbury will host celebrations this year with other events taking place across the UK.

Trevor Hall, a serious injury solicitor who specialises in military injury claims for members of the armed forces, said: “Armed Forces Day is a valued opportunity to celebrate the armed forces and to reflect on the sacrifice made by servicemen and women who have been seriously injured or killed doing their job.

“We have supported many armed forces personnel and their families following a military injury and work closely with them to support them through rehabilitation and long-term. No one, no matter what their profession, should have to deal with a work-related accident on their own. Those in our armed forces are no exception. 

“On Armed Forces Day we pledge our unwavering support to the service men and women who go above and beyond to serve their country."