Flag raising ceremonies start ahead of Armed Forces week
Up and down the country flags are being raised to mark the start of Armed Forces week. A week where we honour the men and women serving from the Reserves to the full time.
In London, The Houses of Parliament will fly the flag in New Palace Yard all week.
This comes as the House of Commons signs the armed forces Covenant, joining 7,000 other organisations, including Military Direct, to ensure that military personnel or veterans are disadvantaged in the workplace.
The Speaker, who is Honorary Colonel of 3 Medical Regiment, had this to say;
“As an active supporter of the military and a champion of diversity in Parliament, the Armed Forces Covenant brings together both of these passions”’ he said.
“I would like to do everything we can to encourage former service personnel to see their very relevant skills and experience as an asset to our workforce in the House of Commons.”
Mr Wallace said: “As we kick off events to mark this year’s Armed Forces Day, I’m delighted that the House of Commons is showing their support for our Service personnel by raising the flag and signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
“This week is an annual opportunity for all of us to recognise the work our Armed Forces do, at home and abroad, to keep us safe.”
This year, we are pushing for our gold award through the Employer's recognition Scheme, we are already silver award members.
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