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Landmarc flies the flag at Warcop to mark the start of Armed Forces Week

L-R: Major (Retd) Mick Lynch (DIO DTE Training Safety Officer); Jill Henderson (Landmarc Site Operative); Martin Trotman (Landmarc Maintenance Manager); Collette Bartie (ESS supervisor); Garry Wigglesworth (Landmarc Site Operative); Chris Gibson (Landmarc Training Area Facilities Manager); Steve Legg (Landmarc Area Delivery Manager)

On the 24 June, Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) showed its support to the Armed Forces by raising the Armed Forces Day flag at Warcop training camp.

The raising of the flag is an annual event witnessed by both civilians and Armed Forces personnel across the UK to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week. This year, Landmarc wanted to confirm its commitment to our Forces by flying the official Armed Forces Day flag at a number of military training estates across the UK, including local camp, Warcop.

Landmarc employees were joined by Armed Forces personnel and staff from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to witness the raising of the flag, where it will fly proudly until Armed Forces Week comes to a close on the 1st July.

Landmarc’s Managing Director, Steve Utley, commented, “It takes a strong, brave individual to serve their country – from serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets, and we understand that showing support for our Armed Forces can provide a much-valued morale boost.

“Approximately 25 per cent of our workforce is made up of personnel with an Armed Forces background, which includes reservists, their families and those who support the cadets. Due to the nature of our operations, we actively seek to employ people from these communities because of their valuable and specific skill sets.”

Brigadier Simon Stockley, DIO’s Head of the Overseas and Training Region said: “I could not be more pleased that our partner, Landmarc, is proactively supporting Armed Forces Day. They play an important role in supporting the Armed Forces in maintaining readiness for operations and supporting cadets. Consequently, we took great collective pride in ‘raising the flag’, and I would encourage you to demonstrate your support by attending a local Armed Forces Day event.”

To further mark Landmarc’s commitment to serving troops and ex-military personnel, the company will be reconfirming its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant at the Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury this weekend, where they are a Gold Sponsor. This is a voluntary pledge of support from businesses and charities to the military community, including serving troops, veterans, cadets and reserve forces.

This year, Landmarc also celebrates its fifth year in partnership with X-Forces Enterprise, which provides support to veterans and their spouses in establishing and sustaining business enterprises. As part of this partnership, Landmarc provides business mentors that work alongside X-Forces Enterprise teams to support new veteran entrepreneurs.

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