Ann hosts the Royal British Legion at the Assembly

Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones, hosted the Royal British Legion’s “Not just at November” reception, at the National Assembly for Wales.

 

Assembly Members from all four political parties were able to meet with veterans, widows and serving members of the Forces, to share their experiences and discuss what support they need.

 

 Ann Jones said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude and respect to our Armed Forces who work tirelessly to defend us.

 

“The Legion does outstanding work supporting the Armed Forces family, whether it be supporting grieving widows, wounded soldiers or servicemen readjusting to life outside the forces.

 

The Welsh Government has established an Expert Group to advise on how public services can best meet the Service community’s needs. Chaired by the Minister for Local Government and Government Business, Lesley Griffiths, the Group includes serving officers from the three Services, along with representatives of the Army, Naval and RAF Families Federations, and of third-sector organisations who are active in supporting the Forces community including the Legion.

 

The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Service charity which runs the Annual Poppy Appeal in remembrance of fallen service personnel, also provides support, advice and care to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.