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Armed Forces Day in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Council raised the Armed Forces Day Flag outside the Civic Offices of Milton Keynes Council yesterday. The ceremony took place as part of a nation-wide celebration of Armed Forces Day.

The Mayor of Milton Keynes Cllr David Hopkins, Council Leader Cllr Pete Marland, and Chief Executive of Milton Keynes Council, Carole Mills were joined by veterans, Lord Lieutenant of Bucks and IV Regiment, Royal Logistics Corp, 678 Rifles Squadron, Royal British Legion and Cadets at today’s Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony. Pupils from Southwood School, Germander Park School and Premier Academy School also attended to sing “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, “Keep the Home Fires Burning”, and “We’ll meet again”

The ceremony began with a march past the Civic Offices by the Royal Logistics Corp, 678 Rifles Squadron towards the seated crowd in front of the flag. A speech was given by the Mayor of Milton Keynes Cllr David Hopkins before the school children sang. Council Leader, Cllr Pete Marland gave his thanks to the service men and women of the Armed Forces and the flag was raised to full-mast.

The flag will fly at full-mast for a week in commemoration of Armed Forces Day which is to be held on Saturday 24 June 2017.

Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found on the dedicated website www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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