The Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, accompanied by Colonel Colin Elsden, Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, will lead the County Council's flag-raising ceremony on Monday 20 June.

They will be joined by cadets from Kimbolton School, while children from nearby St Luke's Primary School and Mayfield Primary School will watch the 10.15am ceremony.

The flag-raising ceremony event is one of many being organised to take place simultaneously across the country on June 20. Armed Forces Day itself is on Saturday 25 June.

Armed Forces Day has two aims. Firstly, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and secondly, to give the nation an opportunity to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community "“ from currently serving troops to families, veterans and cadets.

County Council Chairman Sebastian Kindersley 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."

 

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