Wrexham’s long and proud military heritage shone through for UK Armed Forces Day, with a turnout that exceeded all expectations and showed the true essence of our community.
Wales has such a strong military history with the Falklands War, and with 32 Welsh Guards sadly losing their lives at the attack on the Sir Galahad on 8th June 1982, I am extremely pleased that there are events to commemorate the conflict specifically for Armed Forces Day this year. The emotive service at St Giles Parish Church today, followed by the march through the town centre to the Welsh Guards Memorial at Bodhyfryd allowed Wrexham to come together to show our gratitude to the Welsh Guards for their service.
In fact, later this year, as a member of the Parliamentary Falklands Group, I am honoured to be visiting the Falklands Islands to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the conflict and those involved.
As a veteran myself and a member of the Defence Select Committee, I am passionate about our Armed Forces and Veteran, and I will continue to champion the Welsh military footprint.