SOLDIERS will join 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 at 11.00am to mark a week of events being held across the country.
The soldiers, from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers will join 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 will also raise 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.
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.