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 Cllr Kevin Reynolds, accompanied by Captain Victor Lucas RN, Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, will lead the County Council’s flag-raising ceremony on Monday 23 June.

They will be joined by representatives from the Royal British Legion, Cambridge Army Careers Centre, schoolchildren and cadets for the event outside Shire Hall at 10.15am.

Capt Lucas will inspect the cadets from Kimbolton School, while children from nearby Mayfield Primary School and St Luke’s Primary School will watch the ceremony.

The flag-raising ceremony event is one of many being organised to take place simultaneously across the country on June 23. Armed Forces Day itself is on Saturday 28 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.”

 

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