Ed Miliband has paid tribute to the "huge contribution" made by the Armed Forces.
His tweet comes as Armed Forces Day is being celebrated across Britain.
Today we recognise the huge contribution the men & women of our Armed Forces have made to Britain. Thank you. #ArmedForcesDay
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