Flag raised in honour of armed services

Armed Forces Day, DDC Offices, Daventry.
Armed Forces Day, DDC Offices, Daventry.

A flag has been raised at Daventry District Council’s offices ahead of Armed Forces Day.

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.

Members of the Royal British Legion joined councillors and civic leaders at DDC’s offices in Lodge Road on Monday morning for the ceremony.

The flag was being simultaneously raised by local authorities across the country.

Councillor Chris Millar, leader of Daventry District Council, 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 Sharpe, 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.”