Release date: 29 June 2018
With Armed Forces Day taking place tomorrow (June 30), West Sussex County Council is flying the Armed Forces Flag in support of our service personnel.
Armed Forces Day is held annually to commemorate serving troops in the British Armed Forces, veterans, cadets and their families, while the county council will be flying the flag for the next few days.
Chairman of county council, Lionel Barnard, said: “I am pleased that this is a chance for us to show our support for the men and women who serve in the armed forces community; everyone from troops currently on operations to cadets, veterans and the families of servicemen and women. They have earned our respect, support and our thanks.”
County council Leader, Louise Goldsmith, recently visited the Littlehampton Veterans Breakfast Club, a local initiative supported by the Military Covenant, which allows veterans to meet up, chat, and support each other in an informal environment.
You can read more in her blog post.
WSCC was one of the first councils to sign up to the Military Covenant in the South East, and now holds silver status; this is a statement of commitment to service personnel, and helping veterans into civilian life.
The county council is also part of Forces Connect South East, a cross-border partnership scheme with other county councils in the region.
The aim of the scheme is to train hundreds of front-line staff to meet the needs of armed forces personnel, and establish a mentoring programme to help those making the transition from military to civilian employment.
For more information about supporting the armed forces community, or to get support, you can visit our supporting the armed forces community page.