As we mark Remembrance Day this week, I would like to announce the Royal British Legion as my charity of the week. Here in Swindon, we have a great tradition of support for our armed forces, with serving members, plus a significant number of veterans living locally.
The Royal British Legion is the country’s largest Armed Forces charity and provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
The Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance in Swindon officially opened yesterday, with a special service taking place. The field at Lydiard Park is one of six across the UK where more than 3,500 commemorative markers have been planted, each carrying a personal message to someone who has died.
Members of the Armed Forces community make huge sacrifices in the Service of our country, and I am proud to support the work of the Royal British Legion in honouring the memory of the fallen, I hope you will also join me by wearing your Poppy with pride this week.