WE'RE WAVING THE FLAG FOR THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY!
As a regular Air Cadet, Hayley Poole, who is the daughter of our Managed Care & Nursing Manager here at Consultus and her fellow cadets were invited to design a flag based on Victory in Europe Day, which we all know is marking its 75th Anniversary this year.
Having done research and with a basic design in mind, Hayley worked on her flag at home, which when complete was sent, along with designs from the other cadets, to Newton Newton Flags, a British flag manufacture. Hayley was Informed that her design had been chosen from all the others and would be printed onto a flag, to be sold to the general public in time for VE 75 Day. She was ecstatic!
When Hayley set out she decided that her design would not just feature Britain, but also all the countries that had worked to bring about victory and peace in Europe. She also added silhouettes of soldiers at the base, including American soldiers, who had played a prominent role. “When looking back at VE day, it really shows how teamwork and faith is key to success”, says Hayley and she likens it with our present battle against Covid-19 in that “our key workers are our soldiers on the front-line, fighting this battle to keep us all safe, just as the soldiers 75 years ago.”
Watch the grand unveiling of Hayley’s flag at Consultus Head Office on the eve of VE Day: