Hugo Swire to honour veterans

EAST Devon MP Hugo Swire is to honour local veterans on Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 27.

EAST Devon MP Hugo Swire is to honour local veterans on Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 27.

At a special ceremony to be held at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone, Mr Swire will hand out badges to veterans to honour their contributions to conflicts past, present and future.

Nationally 700,000 HM Armed Forces Veterans Badges have been issued to date and Mr Swire felt it important to recognise our own local heroes.

Mr Swire said: "The purpose of the event is so provide a clear opportunity to celebrate the achievements of veterans, to showcase their individual stories and demonstrate how the individuals personify the qualities we respect in our armed forces."


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If you are a veteran and would like to be apart of the ceremony, and have not yet received your Veterans badge, Mr. Swire would like to be made aware of your contact details.

A form from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency can then be posted to your address, and arrangements can be made for you to attend this special event.

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Veterans may contact Hugo Swire at The House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA or on 0207 219 8173.

Additionally, for any further information please call Christina Osborne on 020 7219 2823.

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