ARMED FORCES DAY

saturday 27th june 2020

Due to the coronavirus crisis and social distancing measures we are implementing in accordance with Government advice to keep our communities safe, we are unable to host mass public gatherings or parades at the present time. Therefore this years Armed Forces Day event hosted by Sudbury Town Council has been cancelled, however please join with us remotely by watching the Mayor of Sudbury honouring our Armed Forces below.

The Mayor of Sudbury honours our Armed Forces

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Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June.  In 2020, it will take place on Saturday 27 June.  Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently unable to mark anniversaries and events as we would wish with the usual parades and public gatherings.  We hope to be in a better position to mark VJ Day in August.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

In past year’s we have remembered events where our servicemen have distinguished themselves, The Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan and many more but this year we marked the time when 75 years ago the fighting stopped, the end of WWII.

VE Day 1945 was a landmark time in British history, a time to welcome home those who had survived the horror of war back to the family they left behind.  For many that happy occasion was not to be and for many from this part of the country the fighting would go on until the 15th August and the Japanese surrender, VJ Day.

Our Armed Forces do a multitude of jobs, in the air, on land and sea, above and below it. They guard our Queen, defend our country when threatened, perform ceremonial duties, and help others when disaster strikes, such as in the current pandemic and much more.  It is only right and proper that on Armed Forces Day we pay tribute to those past and present who wear her Majesty’s uniform.  They are the ones who stand between us and those who wish us harm, it is our duty to support them while they serve and look after them when they have done their duty.


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