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Harry Kane tweeted his support for the military on Armed Forces Day (Picture: Allstar Picture Library Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo).
Armed Forces Day 2022

Armed Forces Day 2022: reaction and tributes to the military

Messages from the Royal Family, key politicians and England striker Harry Kane.

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Harry Kane tweeted his support for the military on Armed Forces Day (Picture: Allstar Picture Library Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo).

Armed Forces Day has been marked by military events and activities across the UK.

Leading those events, the national focal point was this year based in Scarborough. 

But while uniformed men and women have marched proudly through the streets of Britain's towns and cities, supporters of the Armed Forces have made their tributes online. 

The Royal Family tweeted its support, referencing the Queen's unique position as Head of the Armed Forces.

This was accompanied by a series of images of Her Majesty engaging members of the military from across the 70 years of her reign.

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted his support, saying Britain's Armed Forces "are the best in the world" alongside a video of him meeting and talking with members of the military. 

England footballing star Harry Kane took to Twitter to say thank you to the Armed Forces, which he also extended to veterans, cadets and reservists. 

In a second tweet, Harry said he was a "proud ambassador of the Tommy Club" – a military charity that helps veterans overcome physical and mental challenges. 

The Fiji Support Network posted a message describing the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces, alongside pictures of Fijian members of the military.

Lastly, speaking directly to the men and women of Britain's Armed Forces via an interview with Forces News, the Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, thanked those serving in all parts of the military. 

Watch: Chief of the Defence Staff's message to the military.

In Scarborough, events included a breathtaking display by the Red Arrows and a special Esports competition bringing the military's most competitive gamers together under one roof. 

Armed Forces Day 2022 brings to a close a week's worth of military-themed events and celebrations in honour of Britain's military personnel.