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.


Contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 775050, email

Notes to the editor:

Service sheet

Monday 20 June 2011 at 11.00am


Time                 Action

10.45am           Assemble in the War Memorial Enclosure

10.50am           Bugler
10.55am           Mayor
                         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


Read further information on Armed Forces Day, together with a full events listing.