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North Northamptonshire Council supports Armed Forces Day

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19 June 2023

Armed Forces Day event

Ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June, Councillors and Officers from North Northamptonshire Council have come together to pay tribute to the women and men who protect the United Kingdom and those who came before them.

Earlier today, Armed Forces Day flags were raised at all four of the council offices, with a small ceremony taking place at the Kettering office with NNC Officer and reservist, Leading Hand Stephen Dunkley, raising the flag. He was joined by fellow Officers with Armed Forces connections, NNC’s Deputy Leader - Cllr Helen Howell, Cllr Matt Binley and Oliver Wicksteed - Deputy Lieutenant for Northamptonshire.

Also, in attendance were Private James Cason and Private Joe Clifford, who is also a service instructor with the cadets, from 2 Company 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment and Flight Sergeant Martyn York from RAF Wyton. 

Armed Forces Day is a chance for individuals and organisations to show support for all those who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 19 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and landmarks across the country.

It was a privilege to attend the flag raising ceremony this morning and pay tribute to the excellent women and men from across the Armed Forces community. 

North Northamptonshire Council is a proud member of the Armed Forces Covenant and I am privileged to be an Armed Forces Covenant Champion. We currently have the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for our support towards the Armed Forces community. We are working towards the Gold Award which will further demonstrate the work and support we offer to members of the Armed Forces community in North Northamptonshire.
Cllr Matt Binley, NNC’s Executive Member for Housing Communities and Levelling Up
We not only appreciate our Armed Forces’ service to the country, but also the important role they play in our communities across Northamptonshire. Although Armed Forces Day is an important day, we are absolutely committed to supporting our Armed Forces community and their families across the year.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
It was an honour to attend this event, commemorating the dedication of our Armed Forces. It is always a privilege to speak to members of the Armed Forces and hear about the work they do.Cllr Helen Howell, Deputy Leader of North Northamptonshire and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism

More information about Armed Forces Day is available on the Armed Forces Day website.

Find out about the Armed Forces Covenant in Northamptonshire and the support available.