Flintshire County Council is raising the Armed Forces flag in support of Armed Forces Week
Reserves Day will be marked on 23 June during Armed Forces Week (21 June – 26 June). The Council recognises the valuable contribution employees who are reservists make to the Armed Forces, our community, our organisation and nation. We are proud to support Reserves Day.
Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country need them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military.
Chairman of Flintshire County Council Cllr. Joe Johnson said;
"Our employees who are reservists play a vital role in our Armed Forces and make a significant contribution to operations in the UK and overseas. All our reservists do a fantastic job serving the nation and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to celebrate their efforts. The experience, knowledge and skills veterans and reservists gain from the military and bring to the Council is invaluable.
"The Council were 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.”
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Pictured above (left to right)
Cllr. Mared Eastwood, Vice- Chair Flintshire County Council
Cllr. Hilary McGuill
Andy Farrow, Chief Officer Planning, Environment and Economy
Colin Everett, Chief Executive
Gareth Owens, Chief Officer Governance
Cllr Ian Dunbar
Cllr. Joe Johnson, Chair Flintshire County Council
Mrs. Sue Johnson, Chair's Consort