Celebrating Armed Forces Day

Staffordshire County Council Chairmen Michael Greatorex

Armed Forces Day is this Saturday (24 June) and as a big supporter of the forces we all hope people will join the county council in showing our support for the brave men and women who make up our Armed Forces community.  From currently serving troops at home and abroad, to service families, veterans and cadets.

We will be proudly flying the Armed Forces flag from the top of Shire Hall to show our support and pay tribute for their hard work, dedication and efforts to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe.  The #SaluteOurForces campaign on Twitter is another great way of showing your support and I would encourage people to join in.

There will be lots of activities taking place right across the country including at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, near Lichfield.  This is a wonderful attraction and we’re incredibly lucky and proud to have it here in Staffordshire.  With flypasts, a field gun display, military band and the RAF Falcons Parachute Display team and adventure activities, There’s something for all the family and if you have never been, it’s well worth a visit.  It’s also ten years since the dedication of the famous Armed Forces Memorial that remembers those forces who died in service.

Staffordshire has strong connections with the county’s Armed Forces and is home to three Signal Regiments in Stafford, the Defence Medical Services in Whittington, as well as a large number of Reserve units and Cadets.  And with sites such as the National Memorial Arboretum, Commonwealth Graves and German Cemetery on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire continues to play an important role in both supporting and honouring our Armed Forces.

Click here to find out more about the National memorial Arboretum and visit

Click here to find out about events happening in your area.

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