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A special day for the armed forces?
The recommendation comes in a report commissioned by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
It says the public is growing dangerously divorced from the military because of falling awareness of what it does.
For example, RAF personnel were told not to wear their uniform in parts of Peterborough because of abuse from members of the public.
An annual day to celebrate the armed forces as well as veterans could include parades, and special events, with sports matches taking on a “military flavour”, the report, by Conservative MP Quentin Davies says.
And it would ideally be held on a Saturday at the end of June so that children and working adults could attend events.
A good idea? Or an anachronism we can do without? What do you think?