Armed Forces Day

On Saturday the 27th of June, we recognise Armed Forces Day, a chance to show our support for the veterans, serving personnel, reservists, cadets and families that make up the Armed Forces community.

A group of veterans on a walking tour of the Waterloo battlefield in the summer of 2019.

Veterans and Serving Personnel are at the heart of the Waterloo Uncovered project. Today, the Evening Standard has recognised the work of veterans who have continued to serve their country after their time in uniform has ended Рspecifically, those who have had a hand in fighting the coronavirus crisis. Our own Welfare Officer, Rod Eldridge, is featured for his work in the NHS Nightingale London hospital, where he has been working as a wellbeing support leader within the mental health nursing team, providing vital support to staff at the facility during this difficult time. Read the article here:

Unfortunately, many events in support of Armed Forces Day have had to be cancelled due to coronavirus and ongoing restrictions on large gatherings. But you can still mark this special day from home! Please see the Armed Forces Day website for ways you can get involved – including saluting our forces via social media and attending a variety of virtual events.

Chelsea Pensioner Trevor Rafferty stands in his Chelsea Pensioner uniform with two reenactors in Napoleonic British uniform.