Daventry District Council marks Armed Forces Day

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A special flag raising ceremony is being held at Daventry District Council (DDC) later this month in honour of Britain’s servicemen and women.

The annual Armed Forces Day is being held on Saturday, June 29, and is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for the UK’s serving and retired military community.

DDC has arranged for a flag raising ceremony to be held earlier in the week at 10.30am on Monday, June 24, when members of the Royal British Legion will be in attendance at the Council’s civic offices in Lodge Road.

Members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony in Daventry, along with representatives of the Air Training Corps and Army Cadet Force, and various local dignitaries.

The flag is being simultaneously raised by local authorities across the country for the duration of the week leading up to Armed Forced Day.

DDC leader Cllr Chris Millar said: “We are always very proud and happy to support the Armed Forces Day with an official flag-raising ceremony at our civic offices to recognise the incredible efforts of our servicemen and women in serving our country.”

Ted Sharp, president of the Daventry branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “The Royal British Legion continue to support veterans and their families from past to present and on-going conflicts around the world.

“Armed Forces Day and the flag raising ceremony is a chance for the public to show support to all our armed services currently serving.”