Patch Meadows, Somerton, 10th Nov 2018

Housebuilder shows pride in the poppy at developments

David Wilson Homes pledged its support for the UK’s Armed Forces over the weekend by erecting ‘Lest we Forget’ flags at developments in the South West.

The five star housebuilder proudly flew the flags at its Patch Meadows and Weston Meadow developments and also observed a two minute silence as a mark of respect to those lost in war.

Gareth Neale, David Wilson Homes’ construction director and a former member of the forces himself, said: “Members of the UK’s Armed Forces make huge sacrifices for our country and it’s important for us to recognise that. We wholeheartedly support Remembrance Day and hope our flags serve as a reminder that we will never forget.”

Both of the David Wilson Homes developments which flew flags at the weekend have a link to the forces. Patch Meadows was named after Harry Patch, who fought in the trenches of the Western Front and was the last surviving combat soldier of the First World War from any country. Weston Meadow has been named after a pair of local war heroes who both served in WWI and survived.

David Wilson Homes has long been a supporter of the UK’s military men and women. It offers a variety of packages to help serving and ex forces personnel buy homes and retrain for civilian careers. It runs a dedicated training programme which has been specially designed to help former forces personnel qualify as assistant site managers.

The company also offers an Armed Forces Deposit Contribution Scheme to help members of the Armed Forces to buy a home. Military servicemen and women will be offered a £500 contribution for every £25,000 on the cost of the new property they are buying, up to a maximum contribution of £5,000.

Read about how the family of WWI survivors were invited to officially open Weston Meadow in Calne.