Tag Archives: armed forces

Digital reinforcements for Armed Forces Day

A new website and film will help Somerset celebrate Armed Forces Day this month and support Armed Forces personnel past and present. The Armed Forces Flag will be flying at County Hall in Taunton from Monday next week in the run-up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 29 June – a day for people to […]

Hero Jim helps fly the flag for Armed Forces Day

Local hero Jim Booth helped dignitaries from Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and 40 Commando Royal Marines raise the Armed Forces flag in Taunton this week. The 96-year-old D-Day veteran helped 40 Commando hoist the flag outside County Hall on Monday ahead of Armed Forces Day this Saturday (30 June) – a day […]

Raising The Flag For Our Armed Forces

Somerset County Council joined other Government buildings and famous landmarks across the country today in raising a flag to show support for our Armed Forces. Raised by Cllr Rod Williams, newly elected Chairman of Somerset’s Armed Forces Covenant, the Armed Forces flag will be on display at County Hall for the remainder of the week […]

Ministry Of Defence and Somerset County Council join forces to give Ilchester a sporting chance

Ilchester is benefiting from a new community sports area thanks to funding from Somerset County Council and the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Grants galore for Somerset’s Armed Forces Communities

A number of Somerset community groups are saluting the county’s Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership after receiving a share of nearly £400,000 in grants. A community picnic area, swimming pool refurbishment and a minibus are just some of the Somerset projects which have benefited. Most recently, £82,500 has been granted to help create a Multi-Use […]