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Flying the flag for Nottinghamshire’s Armed Forces

Posted onPosted on 19th Jun
Flying the flag for Nottinghamshire’s Armed Forces

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE County Council and Nottingham City Council are inviting the public to show their appreciation for the work of the Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day is the annual, national campaign that gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

The County Council is inviting veterans and members of the public to join the Ven Air Vice-Marshal, Robin Turner, Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire; the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Coun Pauline Allan, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris and service men and women at its Armed Forces Day Flag Raising event at 10.30am on Monday, 23rd June.

Members of the public are invited to gather at the rear of County Hall, alongside the River Trent for the ceremony.

The flag will be raised at 11am and will be flown for the week, including on Armed Forces Day itself – Saturday June 28.

Similar events are taking place across the UK, enabling people to come out and show their support, and giving a much-valued morale boost for Armed Forces personnel and their families.

Coun Allan said: “The UK Armed Forces defend our country and its interests every day of the year. They are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism.

“I know that the people of Nottinghamshire are right behind our forces – whether they be serving troops and their families, reservists, veterans or cadets – and it would be great to see residents showing their support at our event.”