Cheltenham will be flying the flag in support of Armed Forces Day

Published on 11th June 2013

A union flag is held aloft in a crowd of people

British armed forces, past, present and future will be honoured with a show of support when flags are raised across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man from 24 June 2013.

One of the specially designed flags, based on the Union flag, will be raised at the Municipal Offices at 11am on Monday 24 June, marking the beginning of a week of national events leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June.

There will not be a service at the cenotaph this year due to the renovations works that are taking place around by the memorial. However the usual service will resume again next year.

Mayor Wendy Flynn said: “Although we are unable to hold a special service this year, we are pleased to join the hundreds of other local authorities, businesses, schools and residents in raising the flag in recognition of our armed forces.’’

Armed forces day flags will also be flown where British service men and women are serving overseas, including in Afghanistan , Iraq , Cyprus , Germany , Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands .

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Contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email laura.carter@www.cheltenham.gov.uk

Notes:

The British Legion has been notified that there will not be a service this year and supports the decision.