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Armed Forces Day 2021

This year, Armed Forces Day is Saturday 26 June. However, for the second year, coronavirus restrictions have meant the council has been unable to work with veterans and the Armed Forces community to organise a physical Armed Forces Day event to show our appreciation.

We can, however, still celebrate St Helens Borough’s Armed Forces community online.

On Armed Forces Day we will have a full programme of online events, including short films and interviews, and this page brings together all the activities and information in one place as we celebrate and salute our Armed Forces.

To find out more, click on the links below.

Our Armed Forces Day celebrations

See what's in store on our virtual day of celebrations to mark Armed Forces Day 2021.
#SaluteOurForces

Show your appreciation and support by uploading your own pictures, videos and messages to our online Armed Forces community wall.
Armed Forces Leisure Membership

We will be offering all serving personnel and veterans free 7-day access to our leisure centres, fitness suites and swimming pools, starting from Armed Forces Day.
Pte. James Downey WWII SAS Exhibition

The story of St Helens-born James Downey, and the legacy he left behind.
The Aden Exhibition

Read about St Helens soldiers' involvement in the Aden Emergency of 1963-1967.
103 Regiment Royal Artillery

Meet St Helens' local reserve regiment and watch their live fire training video.
Council social media

Follow us on social media to see the Armed Forces events shared throughout the day.
Diversity in the Armed Forces

Celebrate the diversity and inclusiveness of the modern British Armed Forces. Read stories by military personnel on their life in the Armed Forces.
St Helens Archive Service

Help our Archive Service to develop its collections, preserve local memories and create a broad picture of the borough’s heritage.
The Royal Navy

What we do: Protecting and representing our island nation.
The British Army

What we do: We are always ready to serve.
The Royal Air Force

What we do: Defending the skies of Britain and projecting Britain's power and influence around the world.

Reserves Day 2021

A special thank you video to those who serve in the Armed Forces as Reservists. Reserves Day 2021 is being celebrated on June 23rd.

St Helens Cadet Forces

Meet the local Sea, Air and Army Cadet Forces of St Helens.

St Helens Armed Forces and Reservists Employment Policy

Council staff includes members of the reserve forces, veterans, and service leavers from the regular and reserve forces, spouses of regulars, reservists and veterans; and recognises the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces make to the borough, the country and to the international community.