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Bracknell Forest shows its support for the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day

The council showed its support for the armed forces by holding a flag raising ceremony on Monday 25 June at 2pm outside its Time Square offices.

The event was held as part of Armed Forces Day, the annual national campaign that gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the armed forces past and present, including currently serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

Armed Forces Day is held on Saturday 30 June and celebrations began on Monday 25 June when the armed forces day flag was raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

The event was attended by Mr James Puxley, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire and the Mayors of Bracknell Forest, Bracknell Town and Sandhurst. Also in attendance were representatives from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 1st Battalion Scots Guards,

Surrey Heath Veterans and Families Listening Project and public services students from Bracknell and Wokingham College.

Cllr Alvin Finch, Mayor of the borough of Bracknell Forest gave a speech and drummer David Liliequis from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards raised the armed forces flag outside Time Square. The Scots Guards piper then played a rousing tribute as honoured guests made their way into the council chamber for refreshments and a speech from Cllr Paul Bettison OBE, leader of the council and armed forces champion.

Cllr Alvin Finch, Mayor of the borough of Bracknell Forest said:

“It was an honour to be a part of the armed forces flag raising event with members of our armed forces who represent the very best that this country stands for. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the Borough of Bracknell Forest for everything they do and to also thank their families, as our armed forces wouldn’t be able to do their jobs without the incredible support they get from them”.