Flag-raising ceremonies herald Armed Forces Day

flagTo herald Armed Forces Day flag-raising ceremonies have been held today in Kingswood and Staple Hill.

The flag was hoisted over Kingswood Civic Centre by Cllr Erica Williams, chair of South Gloucestershire Council, with the help of pupils from the nearby Park Primary School.

Also at the ceremony were forces’ representatives, veterans and pipers. The pupils sang wartime songs including It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.

The flag was also raised at the Royal British Legion in Staple Hill earlier today.

Saturday (27th June) is Armed Forces Day and at 11am there will be a veterans’ parade with marching bands and military vehicles from Page Road to Page Park for a drumhead ceremony.

Whitchurch and Pensford Royal British Legion’s drumhead ceremony will take place at their Staunton Lane headquarters at 11am.