Wokingham Borough Council has raised the flag at its Shute End office to commemorate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June 2021, paying respect to servicemen and women, past and present.
The raising of the flag is an annual, national event celebrated on the last Saturday in June, observed by local authorities, government departments, businesses and Number 10 Downing Street, to show support and pay respect to the UK Armed Forces.
The celebratory event was scaled back for the second year running due to current Covid-19 restrictions. The event was attended by Cllr Keith Baker, Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Abdul Loyes, Deputy Mayor, as well as armed forces veteran Cllr Angus Ross.
Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Baker said: “We are proud to fly the flag as a mark of respect to UK Armed Forces servicemen and women, and former service personnel. We thank you for the outstanding service and dedication in protecting and defending our country and its interests. On behalf of Wokingham Borough Council, we salute you.”
Show your support
Residents wanting to show their support can watch ‘how to salute’ videos available on the Official Armed Forces Day website. Learn how the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force salute and get involved on social media by using hashtag #SaluteOurForces. #SaluteOurForces is a simple, yet effective way to pay tribute to the UK Armed Forces for their hard work, dedication and efforts to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe.
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