Leader offers 'sincere thanks' to Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day 2021

22 June 2021

Armed Forces Day 2021Ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 26 June, Powys County Council Leader, Cllr Rosemarie Harris, has expressed her "sincere thanks" to the nation's servicemen and women.

Celebrations began this week (Monday, 21 June) when the Armed Forces Day flag is usually raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

Cllr Harris, who is also Powys' Armed Forces Champion and was speaking on behalf of the Covenant Regional Partnership Powys, said: "I would like to take this opportunity on Armed Forces Day on 26 June 2020, to recognise and give sincere thanks and support to the British Armed Forces.

"The Armed Forces have been there during these unprecedented times both nationally and here in Powys. Armed Forces Day is usually marked by events across the UK, unfortunately these will be affected again this year."

The Leader also confirmed that the council is now supported by an Armed Forces Liaison Officer. The position part of the council's Regeneration Team.

Andy Jones, an ex-serviceman who served with the Welsh Guards, is one of eight Armed Forces Liaison Officers in Wales who help support the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant and support members of the armed forces community.

"I'm delighted that the county is now supported by an Armed Forces Liaison Officer and I look forward to working with Andy to support members of the armed forces here in Powys," said Cllr Harris.

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