The Medway Labour and Co-operative were proud to support the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Medway being given to the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and to our local Royal Naval Association (RNA).
Cllr Vince Maple, Leader of the Medway Labour and Co-operative Group said:
“On a personal level, my dad served in the Royal Navy during the Falklands War, I was proud to see our local Royal Naval Association (RNA) branch given the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Medway alongside the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. The Chatham Branch of the RNA has current members who have served our country from World War Two to members who are serving today alongside members who served in the Falklands. The service of those women and men to the country in very challenging circumstances should not be forgotten. Giving the freedom of the borough to both organisations is just a small measure of the huge gratitude we have.”
Cllr Mark Prenter, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group Member for Twydall added:
“As a Group we’ve been active in pushing the Council to do as much as they can to honour the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict, and I myself submitted a Members Question to them on this subject last year in anticipation of this anniversary. I was therefore very pleased to speak in favour of the Royal Naval Association receiving the Freedom of the Borough at the Special Council meeting last week.”