Thanks to helpers on Forces Day

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

IT was a proud day on Satur­day, June 27 when we hon­oured ser­vices fam­i­lies in Buck­ing­hamshire with a great af­ter­noon in the sun at Ayles­bury Rugby Club.

My thanks for your su­perb sup­ple­ment, pro­vid­ing full cov­er­age and ably de­mon­strat­ing how much peo­ple en­joyed them­selves.

Buck­ing­hamshire has a close re­la­tion­ship with our Armed Forces and it was our plea­sure, as a county coun­cil, to host the event.

An event of this mag­ni­tude doesn’t just hap­pen and although the ex­pert or­gan­i­sa­tion will have dis­played swan-like char­ac­ter­is­tics, un­der­neath I know there was a great deal of en­er­getic pad­dling!

That was at­trib­ut­able en­tirely to the com­mit­ted and en­thu­si­as­tic in­put of the county coun­cil’s civic and cer­e­mo­nial events team and scores of civil­ian and Forces vol­un­teers, coun­cil­lors, of­fi­cers, spon­sors, and highly-skilled dis­play par­tic­i­pants, on the ground and in the air. I was thrilled to see how well they came to­gether to make such a fan­tas­tic af­ter­noon. It is to them – and the Buck­ing­hamshire public – I of­fer my sin­cere and grate­ful thanks.

BILL CHAP­PLE OBE Chair­man, Buck­ing­hamshire

County Coun­cil and Buck­ing­hamshire Armed Forces


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