Heroes Honoured For Armed Forces Day

Heroes Honoured For Armed Forces Day

25/06/2018 Soldiers joined the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Derek Burnett BEM to raise a specially commissioned Armed Forces Day Flag in Beeston on Monday 25 June to mark a week of events being held across the country.

Sgt Bentley, the Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Derek Burnett BEM, and Cpl Lythgoe pose with the Armed Forces Day flag before it is raised.

The soldiers, from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers joined Councillor Burnett to raise the flag and address representatives from the Royal British Legion, Forces in the Community, Freemen, Aldermen, Past Mayors, Councillors and members of the public to show our support and recognise the contributions of all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

At the same time, local authorities and over 3,000 members of the public, businesses and schools throughout the country also raised their own Armed Forces Day flags to honour the nation’s servicemen and women.

This year’s Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 30 June 2018, with Llandudno in Conwy, a North Wales seaside town, being chosen to host this year’s Armed Forces Day national event, to honour the British Armed Forces of past, present, service families, reservists and cadets.

2.	Soldiers from the 170 Engineer Group Royal Engineers, representatives of the Royal British Legion, Forces in the Community, Freemen, Aldermen, Past Mayors, and Councillors join the Mayor and Youth Mayor in celebrating Armed Forces Flag Raising Day.

As part of Armed Forced Day celebrations, a Freedom of Entry Parade will take place later in the week on Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June in Kimberley. Soldiers from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group will march through Kimberley Town Centre at 11.00am to exercise their freedom of entry to the Borough of Broxtowe. The local community is urged to line the streets to show their support.


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