Saturday 29 June
Armed Forces Day
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Today marks the UK's fifth annual Armed Forces Day.
This year's event will be held in Nottingham, but the day will see thousands across the country pay homage to the work of the Service personnel - both past and present.
As part of the ongoing relationship between The Football Association and the Services, a group of Army FA players joined the England squad on their recent trip to Rio de Janeiro.
The Army FA, 125-years-old and also celebrating a landmark anniversary of its own this year, accompanied Roy Hodgson's men to South America for a series of exhibition matches and events.
While the senior side took on the likes of Oscar, Neymar and Danny Alves at the iconic Maracana – the men and women from the respective forces sides also played games against their army counterparts from Brazil.
As part of the trip, the Army players were given the opportunity to watch the senior side train at the Urca Military Base – and got the chance to pose for a series of photos with the squad as the session ended.
The Army players also attended the FA's VIP reception at the Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club, alongside a number of local dignitaries.
On the day of the game, the Army teams were welcomed to the Maracana as guests of The FA, and were there to witness the first meeting between the two nations on Brazilian soil since 1984.
The fixture was part of the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations, which, among numerous events throughout 2013, sees England play a series of high profile international fixtures; starting with the games against Republic of Ireland and Brazil in May, and continuing with the visit of Scotland on 14 August.
In addition to the recent trip to Brazil, The Football Association and The Army FA recently took part in a joint event at Reading’s Madejski Stadium – in which a team of FA Legends led by England manager Roy Hodgson took on Stuart Pearce’s Army FA side.
The match helped raise money for two Forces charities - The Royal British Legion and The Team Army Sports Foundation.
See highlights from what proved to be a memorable day out in Reading back in May.