I welcome this initiative by David Haythornthwaite to celebrate St. George’s Day in Lytham St. Annes. It is a day which highlights the history and heritage of England of which all true English men and women should be justly proud. It will also be an opportunity for us all to come together to celebrate our past and look forward to the future.
The British Army has played a major role in our history and even today they remain involved in a high tempo of operations. There is always a price to pay for such duty and service which the nation enjoys. We are The Soldiers Charity. We give lifetime support to serving and retiring soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it’s just ‘doing their job’. In return, we give them down to earth help and friendship, with no hassle or bureaucracy. That’s what we’ve been here to offer for 67 years.
Major General Martin Rutledge CB OBE
Chief Executive, ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity