23 June 2016
As a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant we support Armed Forces Day 2016, which takes place on Saturday, 25th June. It is an opportunity for organisations and individuals to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops (Regular and Reserve), to Service families, veterans, and cadets.
Demonstrating our support matters to us because we have a strong bond with the Armed Forces and a long-standing history of working alongside service personnel in difficult conditions. There are many ways in which people, communities, and organisations across the country can get involved.
As part of Armed Forces Day celebrations, South Lanarkshire Council held an official Flag Raising Event on Saturday 18 June at which Stuart Roberts, Management Services Director, took the salute. Stuart was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Lanarkshire in December 2014 and it was in this capacity – representing the Lord Lieutenant – that he attended the ceremony alongside local dignitaries including the Deputy Provost for South Lanarkshire, the Chief Executive of South Lanarkshire Council (and a number of his Councillors), and the Queen’s Chaplain in Scotland (the Reverend James Gibson T.D.) As a Deputy Lieutenant, Stuart is a member of the Uniformed Services Committee of the Lieutenancy, which is charged with representing the interests of the Armed Forces and the Emergency Services in Lanarkshire. A former Serviceman himself, he is also a member of the Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (LRFCA), and is one of an increasing number of LRFCA members representing the Employer Community.
For more information on ways you can support Armed Forces Day, visit https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/