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Armed Forces Day

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 45067, tabled on 11 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has in place to reschedule the national Armed Forces day 2020 event.

Answered on

18 May 2020

The Ministry of Defence has no plans to reschedule Armed Forces Day/Week in 2020. This is a timely opportunity to pay tribute to all our Armed Forces at a time of particular challenge.

Whilst the majority of Armed Forces Day events have been cancelled, we will still be encouraging the nation to show their support for our Armed Forces from their homes on 27 June.

Although there can be no National Event in Scarborough this year, I hope that its people will continue to support the day, albeit not as originally planned. I am also pleased to announce that Scarborough will be the venue for the Armed Forces Day National Event in 2021.