Service Veteran's and current serving military  wearing great suit's and medals stands with councillors as Armed Forces day flag is raised.

Armed Forces Day flag flies over Moray Council HQ

Moray Council has raised the Armed Forces flag ahead of National Armed Forces Day (Saturday 29 June 2024) to recognise and celebrate Moray’s military and defence community.

Service Veteran, Cllr Donald Gatt, hoisted the flag above Moray Councils HQ in Elgin assisted by Moray Council Leader, Cllr Kathleen Robertson, Moray Councils Civic Leader, Cllr John Cowe, Cllr Amber Dunbar, Fg Off Jessica Hunt of RAF Lossiemouth, and Lt Ethan Knight of 39 Engineer Regiment.

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June, falling this year on 29 June.

Cllr Donald Gatt, said: “The Armed Forces makes up a significant part of our community. Moray has the highest population percentage of Veterans in the UK, with 9% of the population having served in the Armed Forces.

“Armed Forces day is an opportunity to show our support to these men and women who make up the Armed Forces community and say thank you for their sacrifices and for the contribution they have made and continue to make.”

A spokesperson for RAF Lossiemouth said:: “This Armed Forces Week we thank everyone from Team Lossie who helps to secure our skies and seas, and the people of Moray whose continued support is vital to that mission.”

39 Engineer Regiment Commanding Officer, Lt Col Jamie Walker, added: “As an integral part of the Moray Community, 39 Engineer Regiment appreciates the opportunity to mark Armed Forces Day alongside RAF Lossiemouth and Moray Council again this year.  As we continue to deliver military effect on global operations and exercises across Europe today, it's only the superb support from our community that allows our soldiers, families and civilian staff to live, work, study, play and grow here. Moray’s military ties are deep and interlinked and we are extremely proud to be both a part of Moray’s history and its future.”

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Moray Council Press Office