NORTH Wales emergency service personnel have been recognised for their support of the Armed Forces

North Wales Police (NWP) has received the Silver Award in recognition for its support for the Armed Forces through our Employee Recognition Scheme.

Ahead of Reserves Day on Wednesday, June 24 and Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27, NWP Chief Inspector Jeff Moses was presented with the award from the Commander of the 160 Infantry Brigade Brigadier Alan Richmond, the Air Officer for Wales Air Commodore Dai William and the Commander of the Naval Regional HQ for Wales and Western England, Brigadier Jock Fraser.

A spokesperson for NWP said: "As we mark Armed Forces week we are highlighting the efforts we make to support defence personnel by employing reservists and veterans, while encouraging others to do the same."

Chief Inspector Moses, who has served in the Army Reserve for 28 years, said: “The Silver Award demonstrates our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant .

"It recognises that we actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to our employees, officers and staff and show flexibility towards annual training and mobilisation commitments of Reservists.

“We also support the employment of Cadet Instructors and Armed Forces Veterans, including the wounded, injured and sick, and military spouses and partners.

“The award is a tribute to NWP as an employer and recognises our support to our colleagues in the Armed Forces.

"We are now aiming for the Gold Award by further demonstrating our commitment to employees and the wider community through our developing established policies.”

Saturday 27 will be the twelfth annual Armed Forces Day and the first to be marked virtually.

As many events have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, AFD will be celebrated on social media channels with the public being encouraged to show their support from their homes.