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National Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to celebrate Wales’ proud military history and is our chance to say thank you, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones said ahead of today’s event.

First published:
30 June 2018
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

The First Minister said:

“I am honoured this event to celebrate our Armed Forces is taking place in Wales.

“We have a proud history of military tradition here and National Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to mark our debt and gratitude to veterans of previous conflicts in our nation’s history.  

“2018 is a particularly important year as we mark the centenary of both the end of the First World War and the formation of the RAF.

“Today is a special day when we can join together to offer our support, and honour our present service men, women and reservists, and remember the valiant service of those who have served in past conflicts.

“The occasion is also an opportunity for the younger generation to learn and appreciate the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces so that have the freedom we enjoy today.”

The Welsh Government is a major funding partner, supporting Conwy County Borough Council to deliver National Armed Forces Day 2018.