Flag raising ceremony in Bideford for Armed Forces Week

Torridge District Council will once again be holding a Flag Raising Ceremony in Victoria Park at 6.30pm on Monday 25thJune to commemorate Armed Forces Week 2018. The event will coincide with week long celebrations around the Country in honour of our Servicemen and Woman both past and present.

This will be the tenth time such an event has been held nationally and recognises the contribution and sacrifices made by all members of our armed forces and their families in serving their Country.

2018 is an extra special year as it commemorates the Centenary of the First World War Armistice, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force and the 10th year of Armed Forces Day celebrations.

A parade of serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans, cadets, members of the Scouting Association, youth and sports groups will be led by Bideford Town Band along the quay to Victoria Park.

A flag will be raised to honour the bravery and commitment of service personnel past and present and also their families that support them. Over the years the parade and ceremony have been very successful and have grown in popularity.

Councillor Simon Inch – Chair Torridge District Council said:

“We would like to extend a warm invitation to everyone who is able to join us at the Flag Raising Ceremony on the 25th as part of the Armed Forces Week celebrations.

During this Centenary year, this promises to be a moving and poignant event to remember and honour our servicemen and woman both past and present.

Please come along to show your support for the men and woman who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets”.

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