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Council honours armed forces reservists

Published: 21/06/2017

Flintshire County Council raised the Armed Forces flag today, 21 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 Council’s 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.” The Council is fully committed to supporting the Armed Forces community including reservists and recently received a bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) by the Ministry of Defence. Our new Armed Forces Reserves Policy sets out how we will support them if they are mobilised to duty. #SaluteOurForces Cllr Andy Dunbobbin and Capt Neil Turnbull raising the flags with Mike Dodd and Pete Fuller (both forces veterans now with FCC), Karen Armstrong - FCC and Cllr Bernie Attridge