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Press Release

Friday 21 June 2013

Raise the flag for Armed Forces Day

To mark this year's Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June, Fareham will be raising the Armed Forces Flag at 10.30am on Monday 24 June, along with other Council's across the country. The flag will be raised by two service personnel from HMS Collingwood.

The flag raising event in Fareham will begin with a procession led by platoons of personnel from HMS Collingwood and Royal Air Force. They will be followed by the civic party led by the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Susan Bayford. The procession will make its way from Market Quay car park through the Falklands Arch to the flag poles in West Street.

The Mayor of Fareham will address the procession and members of the public who have gathered to watch the event. This will be followed by the raising of the Armed Forces flag at 10:30am, once the flag is raised the service platoons will begin their march and the civic party will process back through the Falklands Arch.

The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Susan Bayford, said: "I am very honoured to be leading the civic party at the Armed Forces flag raising event for Fareham, the contribution by all of our Armed Forces is admirable and they fully deserve the recognition. I hope members of the public will take the time to join us at this event to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community".

   

ENDS

 

For further information contact:

Rebecca Ready, Apprentice Communications Assistant, tel: 01329 824335

fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

 

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