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No Armed Forces Day 2020 in Crewe

Parade in Queens Park Crewe during Crewe Armed Forces Day 2019 (photo: Jonathan White)

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

An ‘Armed Forces Day’ event will not take place in Crewe this year due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis and social distancing measures.

This annual event honours service personnel from all branches of the Armed Forces as well as veterans.

However, people are still encouraged to show their support for our Armed Forces on Saturday 27th June 2020 from home. 

Service Parade in Queens Park Crewe during Crewe Armed Forces Day 2019 (photo: Jonathan White)

Here are a few ideas how you can celebrate:

  • If you know someone in the Armed Forces community – whether they are currently serving or a veteran, you could send them a message or give them a call to show your support for the work they do.
  • Pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community by posting a photo or video of yourself or your friends and colleagues saluting on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #SaluteOurForces, or via email: armedforcesdayuk@gmail.com 
  • Host a virtual celebration with friends and family via video chat, or even an Armed Forces themed quiz.
  • Fly your own Armed Forces Day flag, bunting, hand-wavers, or banners. Search “Armed Forces Day Flag” on your preferred search engine to find your options.

For further information, please visit the Armed Forces Day web site.

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