Leader offers 'sincere thanks' to Armed Forces

Image of a soldier saluting

26 June 2020

Image of a soldier salutingAhead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 27 June, Powys County Council Leader, Cllr Rosemarie Harris, has expressed her "sincere thanks" to the nation's servicemen and women.

Celebrations began on Monday, 22 June, when the Armed Forces Day flag is usually raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country. In Wales, celebrations were due to take place on 4 and 5 July at the Wales Air Show; this is now a digital celebration.

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 27 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 this year.

"The Covenant Partnership would usually be getting ready for the Brecon Military Show, at the Infantry Battle School.  It brings together military personnel here in Powys and the community. I hope that we will be able to meet again in 2021."

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