Dan Snow calls on Friends of the Forces to step forward

Written by Rachel on April 2nd, 2010

From the Royal British Legion site:

TV presenter Dan Snow, the rising star of BBC history specials and The One Show, has joined Prince Harry in backing The Royal British Legion’s Friends of the Forces Awards.

Dan, who has reported from historic British battlefields across the globe, knows better than most, the special relationship between the UK and its Armed Forces.

“The British Armed Forces have shaped our country’s history and have always enjoyed the nation’s support,” he said, shortly after filming his recent series, The Empire of the Seas. “Now’s the time to recognise those who make an exceptional effort to respect and support our Armed Forces.”

Dan will be presenting the Friends of the Forces national awards ceremony in July and urged people to come forward with nominations.

“The search is still on. We’ve received hundreds of nominations so far, but we know there are more out there.”

The closing date for nominations to the national awards scheme is Wednesday 14 April.

The awards have the backing of Prince Harry, a Lieutenant with the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals), who served in Afghanistan with the British Army for more than two months.

“For those serving in the British Armed Forces, the knowledge that others are thinking of them has a hugely positive effect that cannot be underestimated,” said Prince Harry. “I remember that very acutely.”

Winners will be chosen in categories recognising individual, young individual, community, and commercial organisation contributions and in eight regions covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Those shortlisted for the national awards will attend an awards ceremony in London in July.

For more information or to make a nomination, visit www.friendsoftheforces.org.uk or contact 0845 363 1478.


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