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Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day

Published: 26/06/2023

The chair of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Gladys Healey was joined by Councillor David Evans, Armed Forces Champion in a short ceremony at County Hall, Mold to raise the flag in support of Armed Forces week.

Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday 24th June and honors the bravery and commitment of service personnel past and present.

Chair of Flintshire County Council Councillor Gladys Healey said:

“The UK Armed Forces defend the country and its interests. Every day of the year they are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers and providing security and fighting terrorism.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show our support for the people who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. 

We are proud to fly the flag which symbolises our support for the Armed Forces and an opportunity to show thanks in recognition of the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces, whether past or presently serving.”

The Council was awarded the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in November 2019. The award, the highest in the scheme, recognises the Council’s commitment and ongoing support for the Armed Forces Community, which includes veterans, reservists and their families to ensure they are not unfairly disadvantaged in the workplace.

Notes to Editors:

Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found on the dedicated website 

This year, Wales National Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday 24th June 2023, in Newport. For more details, please visit Newport City Council website.

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