Flag raised over Three Rivers House to show support for UK Armed Forces
21st June 2022
The official Armed Forces Day flag has been raised over the headquarters of Three Rivers District Council to show public support for the UK Armed Forces.
The Chair of the Council, Cllr Debbie Morris, was joined by Commander Hannah Mackenzie of HMS Wildfire, based at Northwood, for the flag raising to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week on Monday (20 June). The week will culminate on Saturday, Armed Forces Day.
The annual event is a chance for the public to show their support to the Armed Forces community including current service personnel, veterans, cadets and service families. Showing support for the Armed Forces is designed to provide a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families.
Cllr Morris and Cdr Mackenzie were joined by council leader Cllr Sarah Nelmes, Cllr Jon Tankard, the Three Rivers appointee to the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant, Cllr Liz Burns, of Abbots Langley Parish Council and CEO of the Veterans Support Group in Abbots Langley.
Cllr Morris said: “I was delighted to join with other councillors and community representatives in marking Armed Forces Week. It provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate our support for the Armed Services community.
“The Armed Forces flag will be flown at Three Rivers House throughout this week to thank our valiant military personnel for their service to our country.”
You can find out more about what the Armed Forces are doing at home and around the world by visiting the official sites of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. The UK Armed Forces defend the UK and its interests. They are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism. Over the past year, UK Armed Forces personnel have supported the COVID-19 pandemic response in the UK.
You can find out more about UK Armed Forces Day here: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/