I managed to attend Armed Forces day this morning despite severe hayfever, and I'm glad I did.
It is a very special privilege to pay our respects to service men and women, and thank your young cadets. They work hard and are a great credit to the borough in the way they support community events, behave impeccably, are always smart and well turned out. They are always polite and respectful too, unlike your sometimes unruly Councillors! I was not the only one who felt there was something to be learnt from their example.
Thanks to all who made it an excellent day.