£100,000 boost announced for veterans mental healthcare

There'll be more support and investment for veterans in Wales living with mental health problems. Former soldiers have campaigned and called on the Welsh Government to offer better services for those who've fought in conflict.

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Cardiff flying a flag for Armed Forces

The Cardiff ceremony is one of hundreds being held. Credit: Oliver Berg/DPA/PA Images

An event will be held today in Cardiff to honour servicemen and women past and present.

The flag-raising ceremony, on the corner bastion of the city's castle wall, is part of of a UK-wide initiative that marks the beginning of Armed Forces Week.

The Lord Mayor will be joined by veterans, cadets and members of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Airforce.

The event is one of hundreds taking place today throughout the UK.

Elsewhere RAF Personnel from MOD St Athan will parade through Barry to commemorate 75 years of the Royal Air Force in South Wales and the 40th Anniversary of being granted the Freedom of the Vale of Glamorgan.