Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day
Published on 7th June 2011
Monday 20 June 2011, 11am at the Municipal Offices
Britain's armed forces, past, present and future will be honoured with a universal show of support on Monday 20 June, when flags will be raised across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Cheltenham Borough Council will be raising the special armed forces day flag at the front of the Municipal Offices at 11am, with an outdoor ceremony hosted by Mayor Barbara Driver. Many local dignitaries will be in attendance and members of the public are welcome to the event.
Councillor Driver said: "This will be the third time the whole country has got together in this way to show support for our armed forces community. The flag will be raised in honour of veterans, currently serving troops and new recruits.''
In addition to more than 450 local authorities, over 3,000 members of the public, businesses and schools will also fly official armed forces day flags to join the celebrations to honour Britain's armed forces. The specially designed flags, based on the Union flag, will be raised together at 11am on Monday, marking the beginning of a week of national events leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25 June.
Armed forces day flags will also be flown where British Servicemen and women are serving overseas, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cyprus, Germany, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.
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Notes to the editor:
Monday 20 June 2011 at 11.00am
10.45am Assemble in the War Memorial Enclosure
Royal British Legion Chairman/President
Prayers and Dedication Chaplain - Rev Tim Mayfield
Commemoration and Remembrance Chaplain - Rev Tim Mayfield
We remember before Thee, O Lord, and entrust to Thy keeping those who gave their lives in the service of their Country and who, by their valour, saved this our land from the power of the enemy.
Last Post (standards dip) A Webb
Act of Homage Dave Martel - Royal British Legion
Two minute Silence
Kohima Epitaph Dave Martel - Royal British Legion
Reveille A Webb
The Lord's Prayer Chaplain - Tim Mayfield
Armed Forces Flag to be flown
Closing prayer and Blessing Chaplain - Tim Mayfield
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