Recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces


Monday, 12 June, 2017

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

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June. In 2017, it will take place on Saturday 24 June.

Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 19 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

We will be raising the Armed Forces Day flag at a short ceremony at the front of the Town Hall at 10.45am. The flag will be moved to the Epsom Market Place for Armed Forces Day itself.

We will also be marking Reserves Day on Wednesday 21 June. Reserves Day is part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations. Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military life. The Reserve forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.

On Reserves Day, Reservists are encouraged to attend their civilian life in their military uniform.