How to celebrate Armed Forces Day in 2022

Red Arrows flying over Armed Forces Day flag

All around the country, business of all sizes and industry are taking part in Armed Forces Day in a personal and engaging way that fits with what they’re able to offer. The campaign to pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and efforts to and keep us safe in the UK and across the globe is led by the Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Defence Communications.

Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 20 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country. Reservists are celebrated on Reserves Day on Wednesday 22nd June. Armed Forces Day is on Saturday 25th June 2022.

The easiest way to get involved with Armed Forces Day is to take part in the online #SaluteOurForces campaign. Here are some other ideas:

  • Hold a cake sale to raise money for Help for Heroes or another military charity.
  • Change your Zoom background to one of these Armed Forces Day themed backgrounds.
  • Place email signature banners on all external emails for the week.
  • Sign the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Support a local Armed Forces Day event.
  • Put up posters in the communal areas at work to raise awareness amongst staff and customers. Download our free poster.
  • Buy an Armed Forces Day flag to display outside your work premises.
  • Share some trivia about your employee’s links to the Armed Forces community with your followers on social media. Mention us @EastAngliaRFCA

If you want to see what other people have done for Armed Forces Day in East Anglia, read on:

Since we’re the RFCA, and we provide Reservists with places to train, we know a few facts you can share if you’re celebrating Reserves Day on Wednesday 22nd June or in the lead up to Armed Forces Day 2022:

  • Reservists make up 16% of the UK Armed Forces; over 32,000 men and women across the UK.
  • At any one time, there are between 200 and 300 UK Reservists deployed on operations at home and around the world, serving alongside their Regular counterparts.
  • There are around 2,500 reservists in East Anglia.

To find out more about Reservists and Reserves Day, check out our Reserves Day 2022 page and our Reserve Forces Explained page.

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