Woking flies flag for Armed Forces Day

23 June 2014

Representatives, cadets and veterans from the Army, Navy and RAF joined the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Tony Branagan, outside the Civic Offices today (23 June 2013) for the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag, in honour of Britain's servicemen and women past, present and future.

Woking Borough Council has 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 upon the Union Jack, will be raised at ceremonies across the country to mark the beginning of a week of events leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June 2014. On that day, the Mayor of Woking will attend a service in the Jubilee Square organised by Forces veteran, Rod Fraser, commencing at 12noon.

The flag will remain flying above the Civic Offices until Monday 30 June, when it will be lowered.

The Mayor of Woking, Cllr Tony Branagan, said: "As a former serving Warrant Officer in the British Army, Armed Forces Day has a special resonance with me. By raising this specially designed flag, the people of our Borough, and across the country, will have the chance to remember, while showing their respect and support for the brave and courageous men and women who have served and, continue to serve, in our Armed Forces around the world."