Armed Forces Day

Theresa May 'Proud' To Celebrate Armed Forces Day

The Prime Minister has thanked members of the military on Armed Forces Day.

In a video message, Theresa May said she was "proud" to celebrate the annual occasion and paid tribute to the "wonderful men and women who serve".

Mrs May also referenced to her recent visits to Normandy and Portsmouth, where she met D-Day veterans

"I had the honour of meeting with some incredible veterans as they returned to the beaches of Normandy, 75 years after they saved the world from the grip of fascism," she said.

While in Portsmouth, Mrs May also visited HMS Queen Elizabeth, as she prepares to protect British interests around the world on her first deployment. 

"Just last week I watched with the rest of the nation as the RAF and Army worked tirelessly to save lives and homes from rising waters in Lincolnshire", she added.

"These scenes are a very real reminder of the debt we all owe to the wonderful men and women who serve – yesterday, today and tomorrow. At home and across the oceans."

The Prime Minister also said she is proud to mark Armed Forces Day each year. 

"It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the contribution made by our Armed Forces," she said.

However, Mrs May added: "Armed Forces Day is not just about our brave men and women in uniform."

"Armed Forces Day is also a chance to remember the wider service community.

"You all play a part in making our Armed Forces the best in the world and the pride of our nation."