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Delivering for our Armed Forces and their families

This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews has highlighted the progress made in the support provided by the Welsh Government to the Armed Forces community.
Tuesday 03 November 2015

The Minister began by paying tribute to the contributions made by service personnel past and present, before setting out the help and benefits they can access in Wales.

He said:

“Commemoration events are foremost in our thoughts as Remembrance Sunday approaches.

“This has of course also been a year of significant anniversaries.

“For example, in September I was privileged to attend the Battle of Britain Memorial Service in Westminster Abbey.  

“Earlier this year we had the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Next year, of course, will see the centenary anniversary of the battle of Mametz Wood, and the Welsh Government has of course been a contributor to the funding of the memorial there.

“At the weekend I attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in Cardiff, along with the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, followed by the annual Rhondda Remembrance concert on Sunday evening.

“Tomorrow, the First Minister will open the Field of Remembrance in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, and will attend the Service of Remembrance in Cathays Park, Cardiff on Sunday.

“Events such as these remind us that without the sacrifices made by our Armed Services, we would not be living in the free society we enjoy today.”

Leighton Andrews then highlighted the support available to the Armed Forces community across all Ministerial portfolios as well as support provided by partner organisations such as Wales Probation Service and Royal British Legion.



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