Replacement information board installed at Camp Centre roundabout after vandalism

A replacement information board has been installed at Camp Centre roundabout after vandals destroyed the previous structure.

The new, more robust board was unveiled yesterday at a presentation attended by members of Veterans’ Woodcraft, which built the original and replacement.

The work was paid for law firm Simpson Millar which also opened its new Catterick Garrison office yesterday.

The solicitors also gave donations for kit to Catterick Garrison Football Centre Catterick Boxing Club and Cattery Crusaders Rugby League Club.

Head of military claims Steven Horsley said they were delighted to open a new branch in the town.

“We are also delighted to be showing our support for the local community with the sponsorship of some sports kit for Catterick Boxing Club, and by funding the repairs of the Veterans Woodcraft information board.

“The organisation does a huge amount to support not only veterans who are suffering with their mental health – many of whom are suffering as a result of trauma experienced while on active duty – but also their families and dependents.

“We were delighted to be able to donate the vital funds needed to carry out the repairs.”

The presentation was attended by former garrison commander Joe Jordan, who commissioned the Camp Centre roundabout memorial to the those who had lost their lives in conflict.

He said: “When Simpson Millar heard about the vandalism, they said ‘send us the bill, we will sort it out for you’.

“We are very grateful to them for their support.”