Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with parades

Wolverhampton came together on Saturday to show their support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community, with the Mander Centre hosting a musical celebration enjoyed by hundreds of members of the public.

Blackpool Armed Forces week will also be hosting a careers and information until where people who are interested in joining the Armed Forces can find out more details on a possible career in the Forces.

"Veterans and their families are a significant asset to businesses and the recently set-up Strategic Group will focus efforts on boosting their career opportunities once they leave the Armed Forces".

"The Scottish Government wants to do all we can to support the Armed Forces community and, along with local authorities, we are working hard to help on healthcare, housing, education and other issues".

To mark Armed Forces Day, taking place across the country on Saturday, the pair have joined Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Defence in demanding that the Government do more for serving personnel and veterans.

He said he was pleaded with the turnout in the city.

"Therefore we, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will endeavour in our business and charitable dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant". "A special private reception for our veterans will be held in the City Chambers as the city's thank you".

The Prime Minister led the tributes and thanks, saying: "It is wonderful that we mark the tremendous job that our Armed Forces do for us here at home and across the world, helping to keep us safe".

  • Rogelio Becker