Blaenau Gwent Marks Armed Forces Week

Blaenau Gwent Council are marking Armed Forces Week this week, reflecting the proud support in the borough for serving troops, veterans and their families.  The new Blaenau Gwent Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Derek Bevan, will be attending Tredegar Armed Forces Day at Bedwellty House and Park on Sunday 26th June, 12 noon -5pm. 

The popular annual event, organised by Tredegar Town Council, will feature music, including The Royal Welsh Regimental Band, stalls and a bouncy castle.  Blaenau Gwent Council will raise the flag for Armed Forces Week at the General Offices in Ebbw Vale on Friday 24th June. 

As Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Bevan, will chair the Blaenau Gwent Armed Forces Covenant Steering Group.  The group brings together representatives of the armed forces, public and voluntary sector organisations, to work together to ensure that the Armed Forces Community in Blaenau Gwent receive fair treatment in the provision of services.

Councillor Bevan said ‘Armed Forces Day is an important opportunity to show our support for the armed forces community in Blaenau Gwent.  I am looking forward to another successful Tredegar Armed Forces Day and to my new role as Armed Forces Champion.’