Council raises flag to mark Armed Forces Day

Posted on Monday 20th June 2022

Newport City Council will be raising the armed forces flag outside the civic centre on Monday 20 June to commemorate this year’s Armed Forces Day.

In attendance will be Standard Bearers representing military organisations, together with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Gwent, Brigadier Russ Wardle OBE DL and the Mayor of Newport, Councillor Martyn Kellaway.

The Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Jane Mudd said: “Armed Forces Day is a chance to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community in our city: this includes currently serving troops, Service families, veterans and cadets.

“In 2016 the council signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant - a voluntary pledge that encourages organisations, businesses and communities to offer support and information to serving or former members of the Armed Forces.”

Support available includes advice and information on housing, health and welfare, and employment. There is also educational support via SSCE Cymru which ensures that Armed Forces children are not disadvantaged as a result of military life.

In June 2023 Newport will be host to the Wales National Armed Forces Day.  More details on the event will be provided closer to the time.

Find out more about the work being done to support our Armed Forces at