Sir Gavin Williamson recently joined councillors, officials, and dignitaries in South Staffordshire for a flag raising ceremony to kick off Armed Forces Week and to prepare for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25th June.
The flag raising ceremony outside the South Staffordshire District Council Offices was part of a co-ordinated day of flag raising ceremonies led by the Armed Forces.
The Royal Navy led on the flag raising in Scarborough, the Army in Whitby, and the Royal Air Force in Filey.
Sir Gavin said: “I was delighted attend the flag-raising ceremony in Codsall to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week where we acknowledge and celebrate the fantastic contributions of our servicepeople. All our Armed Forces, whether they are veterans or serving men and women, deserve our utmost support and thanks for all that they do to protect us and our way of life, and I wish them all a fantastic week of celebrations ahead.”