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Herefordshire comes together to celebrate Armed Forces Day

This June will see the county coming together to celebrate Armed Forces Day with a week of planned events.

Armed Forces Day is an annual event which celebrates and honours the armed forces community across the country and this year’s event is on Saturday 29 June.  It provides an opportunity to not only raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces, but also gives the nation a chance to show support for the armed forces community, including serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets.

This year, Herefordshire’s celebrations are bigger than ever and will run for an entire week.  The county’s residents are encouraged to come along, join in the fun and show their support for our armed forces community.

 

Date Time Event Venue
Monday 24 June 10am - 11am Flag raising ceremony The Shirehall

Tuesday 25 June -
Saturday 29 June

10am - 4pm Historic SAS photography exhibition The Shirehall
Wednesday 26 June   Wear your reservist or cadet uniform to work / school day  
Saturday 29 June 10am - 4pm

Information stands and equipment displays

The Shirehall

Saturday 29 June 11am - 1pm Hereford Concert Band The Shirehall
Saturday 29 June 10am - 4pm Vintage military vehicle and equipment exhibition Cathedral Close

 

Councillor Olwyn Barnett, chairman of Herefordshire Council, said: “This year, as a result of working in partnership with the Herefordshire Armed Forces Community Covenant, we have a number of fantastic events taking place to recognise and celebrate the armed forces community not only in Herefordshire, but across the country. 

“We have received an incredible amount of help and support with this year’s events and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved.  We hope residents will come into Hereford and enjoy the fantastic events taking place, while showing their support for our armed forces personnel based around the world.”

Councillor Peter Sinclair-Knipe, chairman of the Herefordshire Armed Forces Community Covenant task group, said: “I am delighted to be involved with such a worthwhile series of events to recognise Armed Forces Day and I hope everyone comes along and joins in the fun.

“As part of Saturday’s event, I shall be completing a charity abseil down Cathedral Tower with the Taste for Adventure Centre, which I hope will raise awareness of the community covenant and the impact it has on our armed forces in the county.”

For further details on the events taking place for Armed Forces Day, please visit the council’s website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/armed-forces.