Flag-raising at Barry Buddon marks start of Armed Forces Week

The beginning of Armed Forces Week was marked with the annual flag-raising at the Barry Buddon training area near Carnoustie.

Mark Dowie
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 3:00pm
Flag-raising at Barry Buddon marks start of Armed Forces Week

This was carried out by Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to show their support and thanks to service personnel.

The flag raising is witnessed by both Armed Forces personnel and civilians across the UK. This year, which also marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the 40th Anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands, Landmarc and DIO want to extend an extra-special thank you to veterans, full-time and reservist troops, and their families, by flying the official Armed Forces Day flag at military training estates across the UK.

Landmarc employees, forces personnel and staff from DIO joined tgether to watch the raising of the flag, where it will fly until Armed Forces Week comes to a close on June 26.

Mark Neill, Landmarc managing director, said: “Landmarc works in partnership with DIO to provide the support services that enable our Armed Forces to live, work and train on the UK Defence Training Estate. We raise the Armed Forces Day Flag every year on our sites across the UK, a tradition we’re very proud of.”

Last Armed Forces Day, Landmarc pledged its sponsorship of Team Emotive in its mission to complete one of the world’s most difficult ocean rowing challenges – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – all in the name of raising money for mental health charity, Veterans at Ease.

Made up of four Armed Forces veterans, including one Landmarc employee, Team Emotive is preparing to travel 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua. Rowing two hours on, two hours off for forty days, this challenge will push the team to its limits both physically and mentally.

With just six months to go until Team Emotive sets sail on their challenge, this year Landmarc continues its support, helping the team to raise money and boost their profile at this year’s Armed Forces Day National Event in Scarborough, where the team and their boat will be exhibiting on Saturday.

Jason Watkin, Landmarc employee and Skipper for Team Emotive, adds, “Landmarc has been fantastic throughout the preparations to date, not only through sponsorship but also in pledging help in any way it can to get us to the start line. I believe my passion for mental health support and the Veterans at Ease charity is reflected throughout Landmarc.

“It would be great to see people from all over the UK come to visit us at the Armed Forces Day event in North and South Bay, Scarborough, it will be a brilliant day out for people of all ages.”

For more information on Landmarc Support Services, please visit www.landmarcsolutions.com. To find out more about Team Emotive and how you can help, visit: https://www.team-emotive.co.uk/.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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