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Rushcliffe Borough Council raises a flag in support of Armed Forces Week

Last updated: 25/6/2024

Rushcliffe Borough Council has joined organisations across the country to raise a flag to commemorate Armed Forces Week.

Local dignitaries gathered at Rushcliffe Arena today (June 24) to watch the ceremonial flag raising. 

Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Andy Brown was joined by fellow members of the Council, representatives of the Royal British Legion including those from Gotham, Colston Bassett, Owthorpe and Cotgrave, Granby, and Barnstone and District and Council officers.

Armed Forces Week is an opportunity for everyone to show their support for those defending the UK and its interests as part of the Armed Forces community, which includes current service people, veterans, cadets and their families.

Celebrations also include Armed Forces Day which takes place this Saturday June 29 and on the final Saturday in June each year, to help boost morale for service members and as a chance for communities to show their recognition.

In Rushcliffe it is again further marked by Saturday’s Proms in the Park event from 12.30pm to 9pm at Bridgford Park in West Bridgford, visit for more information.

The Mayor said: “It was an honour to raise the Armed Forces Day flag at Rushcliffe Arena to start the week of celebration of our Armed Forces.

“The flag and our ceremony is a continued acknowledgement of all those service personnel who give so much to their country and that we respect and honour our past and present service personnel.

“Our Armed Forces and Veterans should receive all the recognition possible for the work they do. They, and their families, have made and continue to make huge personal sacrifices to ensure the interests of our country are defended and this day is our chance to say thank you.”