Recognising work of servicemen and women past and present
ARmED Forces Day today is about recognising the work of serviceman and women both past and present.
The armed forces community ranges from serving troops to service families, veterans and young cadets.
This sort of event provides a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families.
Comprising the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force, the armed forces defend the UK and its interests.
They are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers and providing security and fighting terrorism.