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UK Armed Forces Day 2012!

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I'd like to take this moment to pay respect the all the militarily armed forces around the world especially The British Armed Forces thank you for you your hard work and loyalty to the crown HM Queen Elizabeth II. The first UK Armed Forces Day took place on 27 June 2009, it replaced Veterans' Day which was first observed in 2006. The date was chosen as it marked the day after the anniversary of the first investiture ceremony for the Victoria Cross, held on 26 June 1857. The 2009 celebrations were centred on Chatham Historic Dockyard -- a former Royal Navy base. The Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, attended as the official party, along with the head of the Armed Forces, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, and Defence Minister Kevan Jones. The Isle of Man, a Crown Dependency held its events a month later on 26 July 2009. The 2010 event was centred on Cardiff and in 2011 it was Edinburgh's turn. Smaller events were held throughout the United Kingdom. UK Armed Forces Day 2012 is to be centred on Portsmouth and will take place on Saturday 30th June. Smaller events will be held throughout the United Kingdom. The Isle of Man holds its event on Sunday 24th June.