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29 June 2013, 05:22
As events take place in the Thames Valley to mark Armed Forces Day - David Cameron has urged the public to show their pride for the "extraordinary men and women'' of the military.
In pre-recorded message of support, the Prime Minister said: "Armed Forces Day is about reminding the British people that everyday, as we go about our business, there are extraordinary men and women all over the world, and indeed right here at home, who risk their lives for our safety and security.
"Let us show everyone in our Armed Forces just how proud we are of everything that they do.''
Events are happening across the Thames valley:
Buckinghamshire: An afternoon and evening event at Aylesbury Rugby Club grounds, providing the opportunity to entertain and thank the Armed Forces Community in Buckinghamshire.
X-Factor finalist Misha B will be appearing as headline act on the main stage along with Dame Vera Lynn sound-alike Fiona Harrison and other bands. There’ll be a host of other entertainment, including an air-show - with a Red Arrows fly-past - a marching band and climbing wall, hot air balloon, zip line, stalls, funfair and under-fives village.
Reading: The Waterloo Band of the RIFLES will get proceedings underway in the Forbury Gardens, from the Bandstand, at 12 noon.
Popular Dame Vera Lynn tribute act, Diane James ,will then take to the stage in the Forbury Gardens at 1.15pm, followed by Big Al's Jazzers at 2.30pm.
Other attractions include information and fundraising stalls hosted by representatives of the Armed Forces, veterans' associations and related charities.
Hampshire:Aldershot Military Museum will be showing its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community. Free entry today for Service personnel (Past & Present) and their families. Please bring Service ID as proof.
Find your nearest event:http://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/Events.aspx