Armed Forces Day #SaluteOurForces

Armed Forces Day - June 27
Armed Forces Day - June 27

A fly-by air display to boost troops’ morale will be held on Armed Forces Day this month.

On Saturday, June 27, the public is invited to Aylesbury Rugby Club to show their support for servicemen and their families.

The day aims to raise awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

It also gives the nation an opportunity to salute our forces for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.

Mayor of MK, Keith McLean, said: “Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families.

“They continue to protect and keep the peace across the world so that we can all feel safe and secure in our homes and that is why it is only right for us to salute their efforts in this way.”

In 2012 Milton Keynes Council stepped up its support for the Armed Forces by signing a Community Covenant.

The Covenant sets out to share information about issues facing serving and retired Armed Forces personnel and to build a greater understanding of how agencies can provide continued support as well as helping the transition from Service to civilian life and in the longer term.

This month’s event includes live music, craft stalls and other activities as well as a fly-by air display by WW2 Spitfire and Hurricane vintage fighter planes.

And if you wish to volunteer to help on the day with running the event please register your interest here at

Free tickets are available for all armed forces service personnel current and previous and their families who are invited to contact the local branch of the Royal British Legion for details.

The public wishing to enjoy a great day out while at the same time support the armed forces, can buy tickets at www.buckscc.gov.uk/armedforcesday/ or call 01296 395000.

Join in the fun at Weston Turville (HP22 5RN) from 1pm until 7pm on June 27.