Council flies the flag

Tivyside Advertiser: Monday’s flag raising ceremony.   (7432924) Monday’s flag raising ceremony. (7432924)

Members of the Armed Services, veterans and representatives of the Royal British Legion gathered outside County Hall, Haverfordwest, on Monday for a special flag-raising ceremony.

The ceremony marked Armed Forces Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday June 28.

Armed Forces Day – held for the sixth time this year - is an opportunity for the nation to show support for its servicemen and women - from veterans to serving soldiers and their families.

Since Monday – and in common with other local authorities throughout the country - Pembrokeshire County Council has been flying the Armed Forces Flag on one of its four flagpoles.

At Monday’s ceremony Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman, Councillor Tom Richards, paid tribute to the Forces, noting that since the Second World War more than 16,000 British servicemen and women have died in action around the world.

Reverend Mike Rowlands led the gathering in prayer.

Those attending the ceremony included serving members of the 14th Signal Regiment; (Pembroke Yeomanry) Welsh Transport Regiment and the Royal Navy

Also among those attending were Councillor Jamie Adams, the Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council; Major George Hancock, DL, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed; Commander Tony Mason, Royal Navy; Ken Humphreys, Chairman of the Haverfordwest Branch of the Royal British Legion; Joan Thomas, Royal British Legion Women’s Section; Ernest Eaton, Royal Naval Association and Gerry Price of Pembroke Dock, a veteran of the North Atlantic and Russian Convoys.

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