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Events to be held across Shropshire in celebration of our Armed Forces

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Celebratory events are being held across Shropshire in support of Armed Forces Day to show appreciation of the work of our Armed Forces communities.

The events are being held in Wem, Clun and Market Drayton among others, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June.

Similar events have been taking place across the UK, enabling people to come out and show their support, and giving a much-valued morale boost for Armed Forces personnel and their families. This year’s national event takes place in Cleethorpes.

Part of the Armed Forces Day celebration, the annual national campaign gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, Service families, Reservists, veterans and cadets.

David Fairclough, Armed Forces Covenant Co-ordinator for Shropshire Council, said:

“Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity for Shropshire residents to celebrate the work of our Armed Forces.

 

“It’s encouraging to see that so many towns and villages in Shropshire are holding events that will not only celebrate and thank our Armed Forces community, but bring the military and civilian communities together as well.”

 Councillor Tim Barker, who is responsible for the Armed Forces Covenant, said:

“The Armed Forces community has long played a central role nationally and here in Shropshire. These events on Armed Forces Day will allow us to celebrate and recognise the sacrifice and achievements of currently serving troops, Service families, Reservists, veterans and cadets.


“Shropshire has a rich history with our country’s Armed Forces and it’s greatly encouraging to see that so many events are being held in celebration across the county.”

If you are holding an event in support of Armed Forces Day 2016, or would like more information, please contact Shropshire Council’s Armed Forces Covenant Co-ordinator David Fairclough on:  SAFCC@Shropshire.gov.uk or 01743 252 483.

Further Information

Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of national events, can be found on the dedicated website www.armedforcesday.org.uk

This year, Armed Forces Day is held on Saturday 25 June 2016.

The National Event celebrating Armed Forces Day is being held in Cleethorpes. For more details, please visit the Armed Forces Day website:  https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/