At the Armed Forces Day celebrations on Plymouth Hoe, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Nick Harvey MP, announced that Plymouth was to host 2012’s Armed Forces Day.
The Minister said: “The warmth and hospitality the city has shown our Armed Forces, our veterans, cadets and their families over the years has been outstanding, and truly demonstrates the historic link between the military and the city.
“It is clear from previous Armed Forces Day celebrations held in Plymouth that the city is well placed to host the national event, with its superb maritime location, its historic ties, the level of commitment from the local authorities, the local veterans’ community, the general public and serving military personnel.
“Today’s event truly demonstrates Plymouth’s commitment and support to the Armed Forces community, and I wish you every success in hosting the 2012 national event.”
Plymouth City Council will be responsible for the overall organisation of the national Armed Forces Day event, with finding and co-ordination support from the MOD Ceremonial Events and Commemorations Team. This will be the fourth national Armed Forces Day, with previous events being held in Edinburgh (2011), Cardiff (2010) and Chatham (2009).