PM thanks Armed Forces ahead of celebrations

The Prime Minister has said the UK have not been "good at expressing pride" for Armed Forces ahead of celebrations today.

David Cameron said: "That's what this day is all about, pride and gratitude, celebrating what our armed forces do and above all saying thank you. If we're honest, for a long time in this country we were not very good at that".

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Armed Forces Day celebrations

The fifth national Armed Forces Day will begin today with an artillery regiment firing a volley of gun blasts at Nottingham Castle.