Thursday, 20 June 2013

Council Chairman Leads Armed Forces Day Ceremony

A special flag will be raised at the County Council’s flagpole at Shire Hall in recognition of national Armed Forces Day.

The Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, accompanied by Captain Victor Lucas RN, Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, will lead the County Council’s flag-raising ceremony on Monday 24 June.

Cllr Kevin Reynolds will be joined by schoolchildren and cadets for the ceremony outside Shire Hall at 10am.

Capt Lucas will inspect the cadets from Kimbolton School, while children from nearby Mayfield Primary School will watch the ceremony.

The flag-raising ceremony event is one of many being organised to take place simultaneously across the country at 10am on June 24. Armed Forces Day itself is on Saturday 29 June.

County Council Chairman Kevin Reynolds said: “I am delighted at the way the whole country comes together to recognise the armed forces and the work they do. The flag-raising at Shire Hall will combine ceremony, celebration and dignity, but more importantly will contribute to a wider understanding of the armed forces and the crucial role they play in our national life.”