Time to salute our Armed Forces - and our veterans

Torbay Weekly

Torbay is being asked to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 26 by paying tribute to the British Armed Forces community.

Events that are usually planned locally to celebrate the Day have been cancelled for the second year.

But the Official Armed Forces Day website gives ideas on how you can show your support.

And Torbay Council raised the Armed Forces Day flag at Torquay Town Hall on Monday 21 June where it will remain in place until after Armed Forces Day.

Cllr Nicole Amil, Armed Forces Member Champion, said: “It is important that we show our support. Let’s also not forget the support they have given to our wonderful NHS as they battled against COVID-19.

“This year sees the centenary anniversaries of the Torquay and Paignton Branches of the Royal British Legion. I'd also ask the residents of Torbay to take a moment to recognise our local veterans and remember the contribution the Royal British Legion played in World War One and World War Two.”