Flag-raising ceremony in Harborough signals the start of Armed Forces Week

They were joined by proud veterans, service organisation representatives and other guests for the ceremony in Church Square

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 9:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 10:02 am
Pictured holding the flag (l-r) HDC vice chairman Cllr Neil Bannister, HDC chairman Stephen Bilbie, and Richard Clowes Esq, deputy lieutenant.

A totemic flag-raising ceremony went ahead in Market Harborough yesterday (Monday) to signal the start of Armed Forces Week.

Cllr Stephen Bilbie, the chairman of Harborough council, Richard Clowes Esq, Deputy Lieutenant and Cllr Richard Nunn, the Mayor of Lutterworth, all took part in the emblematic event.

They were joined by proud veterans, service organisation representatives and other guests for the ceremony in Market Harborough’s Church Square.

Flag bearers at the event.

The special flag was then hoisted on the Symington Building on nearby Adam and Eve Street.

The get-together went ahead in the build-up to Armed Forces Day this Saturday (June 26).

“This is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for servicemen and women, whether veteran or still serving and celebrate the work they do in support of our country.

“And also to raise awareness of past and continuing service,” said the council.

A flag-raising ceremony went ahead in Market Harborough yesterday (Monday) to signal the start of Armed Forces Week.

Cllr Bilbie said: “I am pleased that we were able to invite dignitaries to mark this important occasion.

“It is an opportunity to show our gratitude to all those who are serving, or who have served, in the armed forces, and to their families.”

A flag-raising ceremony went ahead in Market Harborough yesterday (Monday) to signal the start of Armed Forces Week.