Veterans ID Cards, have you got yours? 

A HM Armed Forces Veteran Card is a way to prove that you served in the UK armed forces. The card can make it quicker and easier to apply for support as a veteran.

It’s free to apply.

To apply, you’ll need:

  • your service number for your last period of service
  • your National Insurance number
  • the approximate year you started and ended your service - it does not have to be exact
  • a recent digital passport style photo, showing your head and shoulders

You can only apply online if you’re applying on your own behalf. If you’re getting a card for someone else, you must apply by post.

Armed Forces Week - 24-29 June 2024

Find out more about Armed Forces Week here

Milton Keynes City Council achieves accreditation - 5 February 2024

We are proud to have been awarded the Pride in Veterans standard award by Fighting with Pride for the support given to LGBT+ veterans.

Events taking place in Milton Keynes

Armed Forces Flag Raising event 24 June 2024, 10am

MKCC's annual armed forces flag raising event at Civic offices. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community; from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.

D-Day 80 Commemoration 

The D-Day landings on 6 June 1944 was the largest seaborne invasion in history, which marked the beginning of the liberation of France and western Europe. On Thursday 6 June from 19.00 Milton Keynes Museum, McConnell Drive, Wolverton will commemorate with an evening’s entertainment and the lighting of the Beacon at 21:15 to pay tribute to all of those who took part in D-Day, 80 years ago. 

D-Day 80 Lamp Light of Peace

To find out more, and if organisations wish to make their own small contribution to recognising D-Day 80, Lamp Lights of Peace are available to purchase here.  

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction and museum. It was the home of British World War Two code-breaking; a place where technological innovation and human endeavour came together to made ground breaking achievements that have helped shape the world we live in today.

This unique site was previously a vast Victorian estate, where parts including the Mansion still survive, expanding during wartime to accommodate Code-breakers Huts and Blocks.

During World War Two, the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), now known as the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), was based at Bletchley Park. It grew from a small team of specialists to a vast intelligence factory of thousands of dedicated women and men. This extraordinary combination of brilliant and determined people and cutting-edge technology contributed significantly to Allied victory. In tough conditions, they provided vital intelligence and developed pioneering technological innovation that had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the war.

There are many events throughout the year celebrating the contributions of the Armed Forces community.

Veterans can enjoy FREE entry at their Armed Forces Day 2024 event on Saturday 29 June 2024. Their accompanying family members will be given a 50% discount off the usual entry fee.

The site continues to reveal secrets and tell fascinating stories of our national legacy.  For more information see the Bletchley Park website or telephone 01908 272673.

Event management

Hosting a remembrance event in Milton Keynes?  Please email and tell us about it.  We will list all events taking place across MK on this webpage.

Request a temporary road closure

Hosting a street party or public event?  You'll need to request a temporary road closure - click here to read more about temporary road closures.

Mayoral attendance

If you would like to request that the Mayor of MK attends your event, please complete the online Mayoral Engagement Application Form.