On March 16 2017, there were only 100 days left until this year's Armed Forces Day. To mark the milestone, uniformed personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force gathered at the waterfront in Liverpool, to see a huge ‘100’ banner, complete with the tri-services ensigns, taking over the side of the Cunard Building. The banners were flanked by abseiling Royal Marine Reservists.
The unveiling comes as plans are well underway for Saturday 24 June with the city preparing to show its support and say thank you to the armed forces community – from currently serving troops, to service families, veterans and cadets.
A parade of around 1,000 serving personnel, veterans, cadets and marching bands will signal the start of the Armed Forces Day celebrations on the Saturday in June. Stepping-off from St George’s Hall plateau at 11am, the impressive display of colour and sound will travel through the city centre, culminating at Princes Parade where a salute will be given to a number of special guests and dignitaries. Read more.