Armed Forces events and news

Herefordshire Armed Forces Day - Saturday 25 June, Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye is the county's official host for Herefordshire Armed Forces Day. This is our chance to show public support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. From 11am to 5pm there will be a variety of activities on the Rope Walk by the riverside, with live music, demonstrations, food and drink. For more details of the programme please visit the Ross-on-Wye Town Council website.

HRH The Duke of Kent opens veteran community build scheme

HRH The Duke of Kent officially opened leading national housing association, Stonewater’s ground-breaking veteran community-build scheme, Noden’s Mews in Leominster on 19 May. Working in partnership with Herefordshire Council, local contractor J Harper & Sons Ltd and veterans’ charity Alabaré, who were supported with funding from Longleigh Foundation, Stonewater completed the 19-home scheme which provides a safe and secure place to call home for up to nine veterans and their families in December 2020.  Read the full article

Herefordshire Council marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War

At Herefordshire Council's annual meeting on Friday 20 May, Cllr Sebastian Bowen, Chairman of Herefordshire Council paid tribute to those who fought and died in the Falklands War, including 28 men from Herefordshire, followed by a one-minute silence. Read the full tribute in our news and events section.

There will be a dedicated Falklands Service at Hereford Cathedral on Sunday 19 June at 3.30pm for those wishing to pay their respects.

Veterans' survey results

We would like to thank all those who took the time to respond to the veterans' survey. The findings from the survey will make an invaluable contribution to the forthcoming Armed Forces Needs Assessment for Herefordshire, through which our aim is to improve services and support to our local armed force community, both now and in the future. To access the highlights and headlines please visit Armed Forces veterans' survey.

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