Representatives and veterans from the Army, Navy and RAF joined the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Will Forster, outside the Civic Offices earlier today (25 June 2018) for the Borough’s Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony, in honour of Britain’s servicemen and women past, present and future.

Woking Borough Council joined hundreds of other councils across the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in raising a unique flag to support Britain’s Armed Forces Day. Flags will be flown the length and breadth of the country from the Shetland Islands to Land’s End and from Lowestoft to the Scilly Isles.

The specially designed flag, based on the Union Jack, was raised at ceremonies across the country to mark the beginning of a week of events leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June 2018.

At 12noon on Saturday 30 June, the Mayor of Woking will attend a veteran’s parade and service in Jubilee Square organised by Forces veteran, Eric Rice, where Cllr Forster will lay a wreath in honour of Britain’s servicemen and women past, present and future. All are welcome.

The flag will remain flying proudly above the Civic Offices until Monday 2 July, when it will be lowered.

Speaking about the Armed Forces Day, the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Will Forster, said: “Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for people across the Borough, and the length and breadth of our country, the chance to show their respect and support for the brave and courageous men and women who have served and, continue to serve, in our Armed Forces.

“I would encourage as many of you as possible to joining us in Jubilee Square for the veterans parade and service from 12noon on Saturday 30 June to show your support.”

Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found by visiting www.armedforcesday.org.uk