50 Northern Signal Squadron hosts Armed Forces Ceremony
The event, part of Armed Forces Week, was staged to celebrate all those who give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, in spite of the traditional town centre Armed Forces week ceremony having been cancelled due to the pandemic. In accordance with current Covid guidelines, the Mayor of Darlington, Cyndi Hughes, and Darlington MP, Peter Gibson, were among the guests attending the flag raising ceremony, hosted by 50 Northern Signal Squadron and the Royal Signals Northern Band, at the Bradford Army Reserve Centre on Neasham Road.
Others attending included representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Royal Signals Association, Army Cadets and members of YH Training Services which runs military preparation courses and functional skills training. Guests were briefed by leading officers, including Brigadier Paul Baker OBE, 50 Squadron’s Honorary Colonel, and entertained throughout with a wide selection of music from the Band.
Cllr Hughes said: “the event demonstrated how united everyone was in in showing our continued support and gratitude for all those across the Armed Forces. Gratitude for all that they are, for all that they do and have done on our behalf.”