Pathfinder International, the national Military resettlement magazine has pledged its support to the wide range of Armed Forces Day events in the North East region.

Based in Gateshead, Pathfinder International has been serving British Troops since 1991, going through their resettlement phase from Armed Forces life into the civilian world.

Now for the first time, the publication is officially backing the prestigious Armed Forces Day on 24th of June, applying its weight behind a range of events from South Shields to Middlesbrough.

Editor, Mal Robinson said: “It made sense for us to back the day both nationally by promoting events online and more so locally, by having a presence at the array of events, as well as featuring some of the characters, the unsung heroes behind these events.”

The magazine has recently visited Wolsingham primary school in Bishop Auckland, where they met with schoolchildren helping with their local event.

Robinson adds: “It was great to meet the kids and capture their thoughts on the Armed Forces and we are using the videos we made online and for social media. There were some great quotes as you can imagine from them.”

Indeed, it was Hugo Wilson, 10, whom produced one of the stand out quotes of the visit, stating: “These people (the Armed Forces) help us and make our world a better place.”

Wolsingham teachers Mrs Hall and Mrs Emerson added: “The children were delighted when Pathfinder asked for their thoughts to feature for the magazine. There were a lot of nerves, but they practiced and produced a great video. We are all looking forward to the main event on the 24th of June.”

The campaign to back Armed Forces Day also sees events in West Jesmond, Shildon, South Shields, Seaham, Trimdon and Consett highlighted. The Consett event in particular is headed up by charity I Support A Hero – a local charity started up by Helen Hall, following the death of a friend in Afghanistan and another colleague who was injured in the country.

Helen said: “It all started off when I lost a friend in Afghanistan and the charity is really important to me. These incidents drove me to support others. We do the likes of Christmas parties for veteran’s children and help out with individual cases. I think it is great the likes of Pathfinder are supporting such events.”

Pathfinder will be releasing their Armed Forces Day issue on June 16.

The full list of Armed Forces Day Events in the North East:

Hartlepool Armed Forces Day, Borough Hall, Hartlepool. TS24 0JD

July 1 2017, 10:30-17:30

Stanley Armed Forces Day, Front Street, Stanley. DH9

June 25, 11:00-15:30

Origin Sports Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fun day for the Armed Forces, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. NE6 4NU

June 25, 10:00-16:00

Shildon Armed Forces Day, Shildon. DL4

June 24, 11:00-18:00

South Hetton Armed Forces Day, Durham. DH6 2TG

June 24, 11:00-18:00

West Jesmond Royal British Legion Club Armed Forces Day 2017, 3 Jesmond Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE2 3DF

June 24, 13:00-22:30

Consett Armed Forces Day, Amethyst Part, Medomsley Road, Consett. DH8 6LU

June 24, 11:00-18:00

Trimdon Armed Forces Day, Trimdon Station, Durham. TS29 6BP

June 24 10:00-18:00

Wolsingham Primary Armed Forces Day, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland. DL13 3LH

June 24, 11:00-15:00

Seaham Armed Forces Day, Stockton Road, Seaham. SR7 0JE

June 24, 12:00-18:00

Armed Forces Veteran’s Street Party, Redcar, West Terrace. TS10 1DS

June 24, 13:00-18:00

Armed Forces Weekend, Sunderland, Roker Park, Roker Park Road. SR6 9NB

June 23-25 (Friday 18:00 onwards, Sat & Sun 10:00 onwards)

Sporting Force Armed Forces Day, Main Campus, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland. DL14 6JZ

June 22, 11:00-16:00

Armed Forces Veterans Pie And A Pint, N Moor Lane, Sunderland. SR3 3BD

June 24, 14:00-17:00

Armed Forces Day, Bents Park, South Shields, NE33 2LD

June 18, 09:30-17:30

Armed Forces Day, Middlesbrough, Corporation Road. TS1 1LT.

June 17, 10:00-16:00

Stockton Armed Forces Day, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees. TS18 1AU

June 22, 10:00-15:00

Armed Forces Family Fun Day, Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees. TS18 1SX

June 22, 13:00-18:00

Raise the flag for Armed Forces Day, Market Place, Darlington. DL1 5QG

June 19, 10:20-11:00

Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony, Richmond. DL10 4UJ

June 19, 10:15-10:45