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Welcome to the Armed Forces Day Quiz 2020 brought to you by Pathfinder International magazine – the leading military resettlement publication for service personnel leaving the forces, veterans, and service families.

Here are 50 questions, some for the beginner, some for the experts among you, but all questions covering the UK military and their operations, past and present.

Pathfinder is delighted to be an official media partner for the National Armed Forces Day event, both this year and next.

We hope you enjoy the quiz, perhaps use the questions in your own family quiz, as we celebrate Armed Forces Day 2020.

Good luck!

Quiz compiled by Pathfinder editor – Mal Robinson.


#1. How many years has Armed Forces Day been celebrated?

#2. Where was the first officially named Armed Forces Day held in the UK?

#3. Why was the date of June 27 chosen as the date to hold Armed Forces Day around?

#4. Which Chancellor of the Exchequer helped launch the first “Veterans Day” in 2006?

#5. What is the difference between Armed Forces Day and Remembrance Weekend?


#6. What year was the Royal Navy considered as being founded?

#7. What is the nickname of the Royal Navy?

#8. Who commanded the vessel HMS Victory?

#9. What is the name given to the quick march of the Royal Navy?

#10. What rank is the professional head of the Royal Navy?


#11. What year can the British Army be traced back to?

#12. What is the current motto of the British Army?

#13. Who is considered to be the oldest active regiment in the British Army?

#14. How many regiments make up the Household Division of the British Army?

#15. Who is the current Chief of the General Staff for the British Army?


#16. When was the Royal Air Force officially established?

#17. What was considered to the RAF’s most famous warfare campaign?

#18. Who was the founder of the RAF?

#19. Who are the official aerobatic flying display team of the RAF?

#20. What was the Squadron number of the Dambusters?


#21. What does the abbreviation “NVG” stand for?

#22. What is the RAF’s latest combat aircraft called?

#23. What is the rifle used by the all three branches of the UK Armed Forces?

#24. What type of weapon is an FGM-148 Javelin?

#25. What is a L3A1?


#26. In what years did World War 1 take place?

#27. What was the operational name given to UK Armed Forces Operations during the Falklands War?

#28. In what year did the Iranian Embassy Siege take place in which UK Special Forces freed captured hostages in London?

#29. Which country was awarded the George Cross on April 15, 1942?

#30. Which country did the “Cod War” confrontations take place with?


#31. Name the cap badge of this regiment?

#32. Name the tank in this image?

#33. What is the name of this famous commander?

#34. Which country is this RAF station located?

#35. What is the name of this Royal Navy vessel?


#36. What is the name of the current operation involving UK Armed Forces as part of the intervention in Iraq and Syria?

#37. Which country have the UK’s Armed Forces been present as part of a UN peacekeeping force since 1974?

#38. Where is the Jungle Warfare Division of the British Army currently based?

#39. What was the name of the standby hospital in London, the UK Armed Forces helped set up for the COVID19 pandemic?

#40. What are the two major tasks undertaken for Operation Toral in Afghanistan at present?

#41. On what date was VE Day 75 celebrated this year?

#42. What was Operation Dynamo in World War 2?

#43. What was the name of the Prisoner of War Camp, The Great Escape was launched from?

#44. In which particular campaign of WW2 did the Desert Rats see action?

#45. Off which coast was the naval vessel HMS Gurkha sunk with the loss of 16 sailors?


#46. What was the headline for the UK propaganda campaign in WW1 involving Scarborough?

#47. What were the names of the 2 German battleships who bombarded Scarborough in 1914?

#48. In what month and year did Scarborough suffer its first blitz of WW2?

#49. Which current Type 45 Destroyer is affiliated to Scarborough?

#50. How many millions did Yorkshire born Sir Colonel Tom Moore raise for the NHS this year?