Category Archives: Armed Forces

Friday 8 May marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe and Calderdale Council is marking the occasion in a very 21st Century fashion. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, many VE Day 75 events have had to be cancelled or postponed. However, the Council will be using its digital channels to… read more … about Celebrating the anniversary of VE Day in Calderdale>>

Flag for VE Day

UK Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to Calderdale today (Saturday 15 February) to support the ongoing recovery from last weekend’s flooding and the preparations for Storm Dennis. All available teams from Calderdale Council and partner organisations, as well as volunteers across the borough, continue to work 24/7 to support the major flood recovery efforts… read more … about Armed Forces to support Calderdale flood response and Storm Dennis preparations>>

Flood

On Sunday 10 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and events and services are taking place across Calderdale to mark this important occasion. The main focus for commemorations in Halifax will be the Remembrance Sunday parade from Halifax Town Hall to the Cenotaph in Duffy’s Park at Halifax Minster. The parade will… read more … about Remembrance in Calderdale>>

Poppy garden at Park Wood

Last week, public and military personnel gathered to witness the highly anticipated unveiling of the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial, in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. Following a service and concert in Halifax Minster, the impressive 18 feet memorial, created by master sculptor Andrew Sinclair, was unveiled at… read more … about County unites for the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling>>

Press release from the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Association and Calderdale Council: On Friday 17 May, a unique and significant memorial commemorating The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’s loyal 304 years of service to the Crown, will be unveiled in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. The ceremony will take… read more … about The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling in Halifax>>