CDC prepares for Armed Forces Day - 22 June
Release date: 15 June 2014
Photo shows previous CDC Chairman Cllr Clive Bennett with soldiers from South Cerney-based 29 Regt, Royal Logistic Corps at the 2014 Armed Forces ceremony in Moreton.
Cotswold District Council will be celebrating this year’s Armed Forces Day in the north and south of the district on Monday 22 June.
There will be a special flag raising ceremony at the Council’s Trinity Road, Cirencester headquarters at 10 am which will be followed by a similar event at the Moreton Area Centre at 12 noon. At both venues the public will be given the opportunity to show their support for the work of the Army, Navy and RAF. Council Vice Chairman Cllr Julian Beale will raise the flag at Cirencester and Chairman Cllr Mark Annett will do the same at Moreton. Each ceremony will also be attended by local representatives of the armed forces, and senior officials from the Council.
Since its introduction in 2009, Armed Forces Day has gathered ground. This is the third year running that the Council has staged a ceremony at Moreton as well as Cirencester. Both ceremonies went very well last year with a good number of people turning up at both venues to pay their respects to past and present service personnel who have helped to make this country safe and prosperous.
Armed Forces Day was first launched in June 2009 to show support for the work of serving troops and cadets, as well as service families and veterans. This year, the national celebration will take place in Plymouth on Saturday 27 June. There will be a spectacular programme of activities for military personnel and their families, veterans and visitors. Highlights will include a series of military parades, fly pasts live fire and other tactical demonstrations, as well as a wide range of music and street entertainment. Many events are also being planned right across the UK to show support for our Armed Forces.
For more information on Armed Forces Day, please visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk