Heroes Honoured For Armed Forces Day

Heroes Honoured For Armed Forces Day

24/06/19 - Soldiers joined the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Michael Brown to raise a specially commissioned Armed Forces Day Flag in Beeston today (Monday 24 June) to mark a week of events being held across the country.

Representatives from the army join the Mayor to raise the Armed Forces Flag

Soldiers from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers joined Councillor Brown 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  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, 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 29 June 2019 to honour the British Armed Forces of past and present, service families, reservists and cadets. The Armed Forces Day national event will be hosted by the city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, which is home to several Army bases including Bulford Camp, Tidworth Camp and Salisbury Plain.

As part of Armed Forced Day celebrations, a Freedom of Entry Parade will take place on Saturday 29 June in Beeston. Soldiers from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group will march through Beeston 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.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210, email civic@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit our Freedom Parade webpage.


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