Dacorum Borough Council is organising activities in honour of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June.


Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the council and residents to show gratitude and appreciation for the men and women who make up the armed forces community, from current serving troops to service families, veterans, cadets and their families and friends.


Last year Dacorum Borough Council hosted an Armed Forces Day event at Gadebridge Park, which attracted over 3000 people.  Due to the coronavirus outbreak in the UK the council is unable to hold the event in the park this year.  However, they will be marking Armed Forces Day by sharing stories and photographs on www.dacorum.gov.uk/armedforcesday and their social media channels, including veteran plane crash survivor, Jamie Hull, who has an amazing story to tell.


The celebrations will begin on 22 June when flags are raised on buildings and landmarks throughout the county, including The Forum in Hemel Hempstead.  The flag will continue to fly for Reserves Day 24 June and Armed Forces Day 27 June.  


Julie Banks, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Regulatory Services, said “I hope that members of our local community will enjoy the photographs and stories from local people supporting Armed Forces Day.”


Information about support for the armed forces can be found on www.dacorum.gov.uk/armedforcesday together with more information about Jamie Hull’s inspirational journey.