Armed Forces Day in the UK is a national annual event normally held on the last Saturday in June. It provides the nation with an opportunity to come together around the UK to show its appreciation and support for the Armed Forces community. This year the National Event will be held in Stirling, Scotland.
BFPS, in partnership with SSAFA, is producing a special commemorative cover to mark Armed Forces Day on the 28th June 2014. This is the first time a special cover has been issued for Armed Forces Day.
The covers will each include a 1st Class stamp entitled “The King’s Troop Ceremonial Horses” cancelled by the BFPS 3175 special handstamp depicting the logo of SSAFA. The main image on the cover is that of the Union Jack flag.
A ltd edition of 100 covers will be signed by General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue KCB CBE, SSAFA Chairman.
Also a ltd edition of 100 covers will be signed by Mr Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Veteran Affairs.
The insert and covers will be presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark the event.