SOUTH Lakeland MP Tim Farron has praised service personnel ahead of Armed Forces Day tomorrow.

Mr Farron said: “Armed Forces Day is a great chance for us all to stop and reflect on the courage and dedication of all those who proudly serve, away from their friends, families and loved ones.

“This year, we also remember the centenary of World War One and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

"Both these events serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by our armed forces. We must never forget the debt our country owes to those men and women who served and sacrificed for our freedom.

“The bravery displayed by members of our Armed Forces is second to none and their selfless contribution to our society reflects the best of Britain. Armed Forces Day gives us a chance to thank them for all that they do.”