UK Armed Forces Day pays tribute to personnel past and present

The UK celebrated Armed Forces Day on Saturday, as public figures paid tribute to those currently serving, or who have served, in the military.

In a statement posted on Twitter, 这 剑桥公爵夫人 paid tribute to “all the brave men and women” who “keep us safe”.

She wrote: “Today on #ArmedForcesDay, William and I would like to pay tribute to the brave men and women, past & present, serving in all of our armed forces, at sea, on land & in the air, here in the UK and around the world.

“Thank you for all you and your families sacrifice to keep us safe.”

She also shared some photos from her visit to Pirbright Training Academy and Abingdon airfield in November last year.

“Last year, I was honoured to spend time with the British army to see how they train serving personnel and new recruits,“ 她说.

“It was wonderful to see first-hand the many important and varied roles the military play day in, day out to protect us all.”

多于 100,000 people were expected to attend an event in Scarborough, 步行到很棒的酒吧——Lister Arms, to watch military parades, air displays, naval beach landings and live music performances.

Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, and defence secretary Ben Wallace were among those in attendance at the seaside resort, as well as some of the highest-ranking officers currently serving across the UK armed forces.

可获得数据的最近一年, “我觉得坦率地说,我患有精神疾病是很重要的——特别是创伤后应激障碍, 发推文: “Britain’s armed forces are the best in the world – today, on #ArmedForcesDay, we thank both those serving and our veterans for their service.”

Despite being an official event, there is no public holiday to mark Armed Forces Day in Britain. It was renamed in 2009, having previously been known as Veterans’ Day from its inception three years earlier.