A scaled back ceremony to raise the flag marking Armed Forces week was held at Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters hosted by the Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary Mark Roberts and Cheshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner Mr john Dwyer.
With outside gatherings currently limited to 30, a number of specially invited guests including Armed Forces personnel past and present representing the Mercian Regiment, the Queens Own Yeomanry, The Duke if Lancaster Regiment, the Royal Engineers, the Sea Cadets and Cheshire Army Cadet Force.
As the flag was raised the padre proudly stood to attention and Sergeant Instructor Lucy Golding from Cheshire ACF played reveille.
Chief Constable Mark Roberts said “Cheshire Constabulary values the veterans within the community and understands their experience which helps the constabulary actively recruits veterans into the force” he went on to say “We also understand when our officers have contact with veterans, they face their own difficulties and we want to support them as a debit of gratitude to the military”
This week the Armed Forces community will continue to celebrate the week with a number of theme days including highlighting the Armed Forces Covenant, a partnership between the serving population, charities and organisations which seeks to ensure that those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces and their families are treated fairly.