"I’m immensely proud that the UK is defended by without doubt the finest armed services you’ll find anywhere in the world. Our fantastic men and women in uniform are the best trained, the best led, the most dedicated bunch of people you will ever meet.
This year we have witnessed the full breadth of what the Armed Forces can do – from being on the frontline in our fight against Covid to work fighting terrorism, delivering aid and flying the flag for the UK internationally. This Armed Forces Day, on behalf of the nation, I want to say a huge thank you for everything you do. We owe you more than I can ever say.
Over the last year our Armed Forces have been working around the world, in the UK personnel from all three Services stepped up to support the UK’s response to the pandemic. Elsewhere our Armed Forces have been promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, training our allies and fighting terrorism."
(Prime Minister Boris Johnson marking Armed Forces day yesterday by thanking all the brave men and women of Britian's armed services for everything they do.)