Celebrating our Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June will be marked across Kirklees when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised above all our Town Halls to show our support.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom is an annual celebration giving people the opportunity to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community which includes serving troops, service families, veterans, and cadets.

In previous years members of the public, veterans, councillors, and Force’s personnel have been invited to join the flag raising ceremonies. However due to the coronavirus pandemic public gatherings are not possible this year.

We are proud to be sharing videos, stories and information from our Armed Forces families across our social media channels.

Meet veteran Neil Hemmingway

Here’s a short film of local veteran Neil Hemmingway, who served in the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI).

Share your pictures and videos

Show your support and share photos of you, your friends, family or colleagues saluting the Armed Forces giving them a much-valued morale boost. Get involved by joining us on our social media pages with the hashtag #SaluteOurForces throughout the week where we will be keeping you up to date with tributes and special messages and photos from The Mayor of Kirklees, local Cadets, reservists and veterans.

Cllr. Patrick, Mayor of Kirklees said:

“I very much hope that people will join me in marking the start of Armed Forces Week across Kirklees by Saluting Our Forces. It is important that we acknowledge their contribution and show our support for our armed forces, veterans old and young and their families.”

More information

For more information about Armed Forces Day, please visit the Armed Forces Day website.