RESIDENTS have been given resources to use if they wish to celebrate the country’s serving officers, cadets, veterans and reservists during Armed Forces Week.

Bury Council has collected several resources to please any budding historian, or anyone with an interest in Bury's military heritage.

Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, has made available a story about his parents wartime experiences, available by clicking here.

Children of serving personnel are also encouraged to share their creativity through an international Voices of Armed Forces Children Project, available by clicking here.

You can send your thoughts and creations to

For research on the topic, Bury Archives provides a fantastic tool, which can be accessed here:

In addition, The Bury Directory provides information on local advice and support, including a specific focus in relation to the Armed Forces, available here.

Councillor David Jones, cabinet member for communities and emergency planning, said: “Bury is a proud military town and borough and therefore we are proud to fly the Armed Forces Day flag this week in the week up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

“This week is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community - from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets – for the work they do locally and have done and continue to do around the world, including supporting the Covid-19 response such as delivering PPE and supporting testing centres.

“While coronavirus means we can’t all meet physically, you can show support from home and we encourage you to send in your show of support, be creative with your thanks and you can even learn the difference between the salutes of the respective to join in with the national #saluteourforces”