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Council honours armed forces reservists

Published: 28/06/2018

Flintshire County Council raised the Armed Forces flag on 27 June to celebrate Reserves Day. The Council recognises the valuable contribution employees who are reservists make to the Armed Forces, our community, our organisation and nation. We are proud to support Reserves Day. Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country need them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military. Flintshire County Councils Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Andy Dunbobbin, said: Our employees who are reservists play a vital role in our Armed Forces and make a significant contribution to operations in the UK and overseas. Just as important are the knowledge and skills they gain from the military which they bring back to Flintshire County Council. All our reservists give up their time to serve the nation. They do an incredible job and it is an honour to celebrate the work they do. Chairman of Flintshire County Council Cllr. Paul Cunningham said: “This ceremony is part of Armed Forces week recognising the bravery and commitment of the Armed Forces both past and present who risk and have risked their lives in the line of duty”. The Council is fully committed to supporting the Armed Forces community including reservists. Our Armed Forces Reserves Policy sets out how we will support them if they are mobilised to duty. National Armed Forces Day 2018 takes place in Llandudno on 30 June. #SaluteOurForces #ReservesDay Note to editors Pictured in the attached photographs are; 2018-CS-0018-DE Cllr. Haydn Bateman, Cllr. Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council, Flintshire County Councils Armed Forces Champion Cllr. Andy Dunbobbin, Chairman of Flintshire County Council Cllr. Paul Cunningham and his consort, Mrs Joan Cunningham

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