Armed Forces Week 2020 – Behind the Scenes

While we may not be able to join together in celebration of our Armed Forces this week as we would normally, we will share as much as we can from behind the scenes (and a safe social distance) at events during Armed Forces Week in Liverpool.

Armed Forces Day Digital Service

This week, Liverpool raised the Armed Forces Flag on Liverpool Town Hall on Monday 22 June to officially mark the start of Armed Forces Week. The Lord Mayor Councillor Anna Rothery, was joined by Lt Commander Roy (Dusty) Miller Royal Navy, and the city’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Roy Gladden to hoist the flag.

It kick-started a series of tributes which will include civic buildings lighting up red, white and blue on Saturday, 27 June, and culminates in a virtual Service from Our Lady and St Nicholas Parish Church on Saturday at 11:00am.

HMS Dauntless – Meet the crew on board

The crew on board took time out to meet up with us and our friends at The Guide Liverpool to give us a sneak peak on board.

HMS DAUNTLESS is the first of class Type 45 Destroyer to enter Cammell Laird for a Power Improvement Project. This involves removing two diesel generators and replacing them with three more powerful diesel generators to improve resilience of the class. The last Destroyer of the previous T42 class was HMS EDINBURGH which was actually built in Cammell Laird!

156 Regiment – The Royal Logistics Corp

Meet the team at Mather Avenue, Liverpool as well of the 156 Regiment – The Royal Logistics Corp

Armed Forces Cadets

What is life like for Armed Forces cadets during the pandemic? Why ot take a peek at this blog written by Petty Officer Cadet John (17) who is the senor Cadet this year in the North West on how our forces cadets are keeping in touch – available here.