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Sporting heavyweights back Armed Forces Day

June 24, 2011

Big hitters from the world of sport have been showing their support for Armed Forces Day which takes place on Saturday 25 June 2011.

David Haye, the British boxing legend and WBA heavyweight title holder, took time out from his busy schedule ahead of his showdown with Wladimir Klitschko on 2 July 2011 to meet Service personnel and show his support for Armed Forces Day. He said:

“Our Armed Forces deserve our thoughts and gratitude for all they do for us.”

From left: Lieutenant Colonel Chris Paton, Royal Marines, boxer David Haye and Senior Aircraftwoman Sarah Cross are supporting Armed Forces Day. Picture: Sergeant Andy Malthouse ABIPP, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

England test cricket captain and triple Ashes winner Andrew Strauss, who was victorious in the recent test series against Sri Lanka, led the tribute on behalf of the England team, saying:

“We support the tireless efforts of the servicemen and women in the Armed Forces. The sacrifices they make are hugely significant and Armed Forces Day is an excellent way of taking time to recognise their commitment in circumstances that are at times very different to the life most of us know.”

Andrew Strauss supporting Armed Forces Day. Picture: Tom Shaw, Getty Images 2011

Rugby League club Leeds Rhinos are putting on a day of activities at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on the eve of Armed Forces Day to thank the Armed Forces, with a Royal Navy versus Royal Marines Origin match preceding the Rhinos’ home clash against Bradford Bulls.

David Beckham and Andy Murray have also shown their support by liking the official Armed Forces Day Facebook page.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Riddell permalink
    June 24, 2011 22:54

    To All In The Armed Forces I support you 100% have a great day saturday and sunday thank you xx

  2. January 18, 2012 09:22

    There are some who entered the field of boxing and ended up becoming boxing legends that young men can look up to and aspire to be attraction throat

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