Armed Forces Week 22-27 June 2020

Armed Forces Week is a chance for the nation to recognise and say thank you for the work and sacrifices of our armed forces. This year it is taking place from Monday 22 June to Saturday 27 June 2020.

How are Surrey Council marking the week?

We are extremely proud of the armed forces we are lucky to have within Surrey and are fully committed to the Armed Forces Covenant.

During each day of Armed Forces Week, we are going to be highlighting a different theme with videos and special events shared via the @SurreyMatters Twitter and Facebook accounts. We will also be supporting and sharing other events taking place locally across the county via @SurreyMilitary platforms.

Monday 22 June – Global Armed Forces

Tony Samuels, Chairman of Surrey County Council opens the week with a virtual Flag Raising ceremony.

Tuesday 23 June – Innovation

The free Forces Connect App has been developed to enable users find details for support organisations in their region with just four clicks. No questions asked and no adverts.

Wednesday 24 June – Reserves Day

Showcasing the unique skills of reservists within Surrey County Council.

Thursday 25 June – Veterans

Show your pride in loved ones who have served by sharing their picture and using #SaluteOurForces #Surrey

Friday 26 June – Cadets

Shining a light on the activities and achievements of Cadet forces in Surrey.

Saturday 27 June – Armed Forces Day

Joining the nation in thanking our Armed Forces, with a particular celebration of the work of Surrey-based regiments at home and overseas.

How can you join in?

  • 'Join' a virtual event, either on the Surrey Matters or Armed Forces Day social channels or in your local area.
  • Watch, listen or read about our UK Armed Forces and the work they do.
  • Share #SaluteOurForces

You can find out more information and Armed Forces Day resources at the official Armed Forces Day website.

Tell us what you are doing

We would love to hear about your virtual events, photos and celebrations.

Tag @SurreyMilitary and use #SaluteOurForces #Surrey