James Brokenshire has paid tribute to the commitment and dedication of personnel working in the armed services as he joined local civic and political leaders for a special ceremony to raise the Armed Forces Day Flag outside the Civic Offices in Bexleyheath this morning (25 June). Armed Forces Day is Saturday 30 June 2012 and is an annual opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
The Flag was raised by Sergeant Mick Jennings, who is currently serving at 71 (Y) Signals Regiment (V) providing technical support for the Regiment and more recently for Operation Olympics.
Commenting on the event James Brokenshire said:
“Armed Forces Day provides a special opportunity for us to recognise the huge contribution made to our country by our Armed Forces - often serving thousands of miles away from home. It shows our support for their work in keeping us safe and secure, from those currently serving abroad to the cadet force, reservists and veterans. They put their lives on the line for us and events like today give us a public opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for all that they do.”