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Armed Forces Day - 75 days to go

Armed Forces Day - 75 days to go

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June and this year it will take place on Saturday 30 June.  Today marks just 75 days to go!

Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 25 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.  Reserves Day on 27 June will also provide an opportunity for the country to recognise our Reserve Forces.

The National Armed Forces Day Event this year will be held in Llandudno, North Wales, though as usual local events will be taking place across the country. You can search or add your local event on the Armed Forces Day website at

On the 30 June, a parade of around 1,000 serving personnel, veterans, cadets and marching bands will step off from the Llandudno War Memorial at 11am to signal the start of the Armed Forces Day celebrations. The parade, which promises to be an impressive display of both sound and colour, will then march down the road adjacent to the promenade, culminating in a salute to a number of special guests and dignitaries outside Venue Cymru.   If you are a Veteran and you would like to be involved in the National AFD Parade then you can visit and fill in the form online or via the post.


App updates from Defence Discount Service

App updates from Defence Discount Service

The latest version of the Defence Discount Service app is now available following our most recent update.

If you are not already familiar with the DDS app, it can be downloaded on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for free.  It offers an easy way to find our latest offers and deals that you can receive by being a member, all from your mobile phone.

Here's what you'll find in the latest update:

- Account Profile enabling you to control your information

- Support Ticket system built-in

- Improved Map features including clustering, enhanced zoom to pins

- Support for 3D Touch

- Redesigned Virtual Card display

- Pull to refresh for News, Notifications and Tickets

- Alphabetical option for Search Category and Types

- Bug fixes and performance enhancements

If you are a member of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community you are eligible to apply for our Defence Privilege Card, costing £4.99 for a 5-year membership, allowing you to take advantage of our offers and discounts.

If you have any questions regarding the update, or we can help with anything else, please contact us

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Starbucks gives back to everyday heroes with new discount programme

Starbucks gives back to everyday heroes with new discount programme

Starbucks has today joined forces with Defence Discount Service to give back to everyday heroes, by offering a 10% discount off their total bill* from 14 March 2018.

All members of the UK Armed Forces, Veterans and wider Armed Forces Community can sign up for a Defence Privilege Card, with Defence Discount Service costing £4.99 for a 5-year membership. Card members can then enjoy their 10% discount with friends and family at all Starbucks stores across the UK and Ireland, by simply showing their card, at the till point.

Robert Lynch, vice president operations, Starbucks EMEA, said: “We’ve always championed those who have done brilliant jobs in the community, so it’s time to thank our everyday heroes who are devoted to helping our communities by partnering with Defence Discount Service. We hope those in the Armed Forces can take some time to relax and enjoy their discount with friends and family.”

Tom Dalby, Head of Defence Discount Service said: “We are proud to welcome Starbucks to Defence Discount Service.  It is great to see Starbucks recognising the hard work that the UK's Armed Forces do within our communities and it is their way of saying thank you. Our members love saving on the high street, and all the coffee fans will be very pleased to hear that Starbucks is involved.” 

Sign up for a Defence Discount Service today to take advantage of the 10% discount off the total bill at Starbucks from 14 March 2018.

To sign up to Defence Discount Service, visit: or use its free mobile app for iPhone and Android.

Cineworld 4 day special

Cineworld 4 day special

Cineworld are offering members the chance to book Adult 2D tickets through Service Seats at an increased discount on top of the normal savings.  This makes a further £1.03 saving on top of the normal discount.

The tickets are available now but will only be redeemable between Monday 12th March 2018 and Thursday 15th March 2018 inclusive, so do not miss out!

The discount is available on all Adult 2D tickets for Cineworld cinemas across the UK (excluding Cineworld Leicester Square, Picturehouse Cinemas and The Screening Rooms Cheltenham).

River Island in store

River Island in store

River Island one month in store special.

We are pleased to announce that River Island are offering members a 10% discount in store for the month of March.  This mirrors their online offer currently on our website.

It is simple for members to save, simply show your Defence Privielge Card or MOD90 in store at the checkout. 

For terms and conditions of the offer please make sure you log in to our website or app.