The object of this day is to raise public awareness and show national support for the contribution made to our country by those who serve in the Armed Forces. It is not only a tribute to current serving members but also a time to remember and pay tribute to the service men and women of the past and service families.

The National Event is taking place in Guildford this weekend, and there are numerous other events taking place up and down the country.

Some great news for Dagenham residents this week with the start phase one of Community Connect service. Community Connect will be offering support with Care, Employment, Housing, Welfare Benefits and Practical Support. Over the coming months more services will be up and running. More information can be found at www.bandtogether.co.uk