Armed Forces Day Flag Raised In Beeston.
96 year old veteran Tom Day joined the Mayor and representatives from Chetwynd Barracks to raise the Armed Forces Flag earlier today.
Tom Day joined soldiers from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers and Councillor Graham Harvey to raise the flag and address representatives from Royal British Legion, Forces in the Community, Freemen, Aldermen, Past Mayors, councillors and members of the public in Beeston Square to recognise the contributions of all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
At the same time, local authorities and over 3,000 members of the public, businesses and schools throughout the country will also raise their own Armed Forces Day flags to honour the nation’s servicemen and women.
Armed Forces Day flags will also be flown where British servicemen and women are serving overseas, including Afghanistan, Cyprus, Germany, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.
This year’s Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 25th June, with Cleethorpes being chosen to host this year’s Armed Forces Day national event, to honour the British Armed Forces of past, present and future.
The day is an annual opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
The title ‘Armed Forces Day’ has been chosen to reflect the wider Armed Forces family of serving personnel – both regular and reserve, as well as our veterans, cadet forces and the service families.
©Stapleford Community Group 2016