Flag raising ceremony marks lead up to national Armed Forces Day

19 June 2017

Representatives and veterans from the Army, Navy and RAF joined the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Graham Cundy, outside the Civic Offices earlier today (19 June 2017) for the Borough’s Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony, in honour of Britain’s servicemen and women past, present and future.

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 24 June 2017.

From 12noon on Saturday 24 June, the Mayor of Woking will attend a veterans parade and service in Jubilee Square organised by Forces veteran, Rod Fraser .All are welcome.

The flag will remain flying above the Civic Offices until Monday 26 June, when it will be lowered.

Speaking about the Armed Forces Day, the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Graham Cundy, said: “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 around the world. I look forward to as many of you as possible joining us in Jubilee Square for the veterans parade and service from 12noon on Saturday 24 June to show your support.”