Armed Forces Day 2020

Yesterday marked the beginning of Armed Forces Week culminating with Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June.

Due to social distancing restrictions, many of the usual events held across the country, such as parades, have been cancelled.

Scottish Borders Council will fly the Armed Forces Flag from their headquarters in Newtown St Boswells.

John Lamont MP said: “In the 75th anniversary year of VE Day, it is more important than ever that we support our armed forces community.

“Service personnel go above and beyond in service of their country. Whether helping to keep peace abroad or aiding the fight against the coronavirus on our own shores, they remain steadfast in the support of our nation.

“It is only right that we continue to support these brave men and women, their families, and of course the thousands of reservists and cadets across the country.”

Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP, said: “As we are all too aware, this year the UK and the rest of the world have been embroiled in a new battle - against coronavirus. The UK’s military have been front and centre in that fight, providing additional specialist skills and expertise in Scotland.

“On behalf of the whole of the country, I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to them all.”