Armed Forces Day flag is raised
Today Telford & Wrekin Council has raised its Armed Forces flag to show its support ahead of national Armed Forces Day which is happening on Saturday 27 June. The flag will be raised for two weeks until Friday 4 July.
Pictured from left to right: Colonel David Marshall, Deputy Commander of HQ 11 Signal and West Midlands Brigade, Councillor Chris Turley Chair of the Armed Forces Covenant for Telford and Wrekin, Councillor Paul Watling Cabinet Member for Co-Operative Communities, Engagement and Partnerships and Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Councillor Amrik Jhawar.
While no public event can happen this year, the Council will be dedicating its social media channels to Armed Forces day next Saturday in celebration of its Armed Forces community here in Telford and Wrekin.
The Council is committed to supporting its local Armed Forces community including serving personnel, their families and veterans by offering a range of support around housing, education, finance, jobs and also year round leisure discounts. More details can be found at www.telford.gov.uk/armedforcessupport
Councillor Paul Watling, Cabinet Member for Co-Operative Communities, Engagement and Partnerships said: “We are delighted to still be able to support Armed Forces Day 2020 and show our respects the servicemen, women and also their families who are committed to protecting our country.
“We are extremely proud of our Armed Forces community here in the borough and to be able to support them in a number of different ways from offering leisure discounts to providing welfare and financial support.”
“We look forward to hopefully hosting another Armed Forces family fun event in the future but hope people will join us on our social media next Saturday during Armed Forces Day itself as we celebrate and thank our local military communities.”
Colonel David Marshall, Deputy Commander HQ 11 Signal & West Midlands Brigade, said:
“On behalf of the Armed Forces community living and working in Telford & Wrekin I would like to say thank you for your support and friendship.
“I was delighted to attend the flag raising as we look forward to celebrating Armed Forces Week.
“We are very proud of our close relationship with Telford & Wrekin Council through the Armed Forces Covenant Partnership and the close ties we have with businesses and local communities.”
Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk to find out more about the national day.