Will Forster

Former Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Flag raising ceremony marks lead up to national Armed Forces Day

by willforster on 25 June, 2018

Along with representatives and veterans from the Army, Navy and RAF, I led the Borough’s Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony at the Civic Offices earlier today, in honour of Britain’s servicemen and women.

Woking Borough Council joined hundreds of other councils across the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in raising a unique flag to support Britain’s Armed Forces Day.  Flags will be flown the length and breadth of the country from the Shetland Islands to Land’s End and from Lowestoft to the Scilly Isles.  The specially designed flag, based on the Union Jack, was raised at ceremonies across the country to mark the beginning of a week of events leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30th June 2018.

On Saturday, I will attend a veteran’s parade and service in Jubilee Square organised by Forces veteran, Eric Rice, where I will lay a wreath in honour of Britain’s servicemen and women past, present and future.

The flag will remain flying proudly above the Civic Offices until Monday 2nd July, when it will be lowered.

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for people across the Borough, and the length and breadth of our country, the chance to show their respect and support for the brave and courageous men and women who have served and, continue to serve, in our Armed Forces.  I would encourage as many of local people as possible to joining me in Jubilee Square for the veterans parade and service from 12 pm on Saturday 30th June.

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