Armed Forces Day (raising The Flag)


The Isle of Wight Council raised the Union Flag, together with that of Ukraine, in a special flag-raising ceremony on Monday (20th June).

The flags were raised to mark the start of celebrations for Armed Forces Day, an annual event which usually takes place on the last Saturday in June to commemorate the service – past and present – of men and women serving in the British Armed Forces.

Traditionally, the Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day is not held on the same date as others in the UK, and this year’s event will be held in Newport on 2nd July. There will be a parade including service personnel, veterans, standard-bearers, cadets, and local bands. This will start at Drill Hall Road and proceed along the High Street, to the Quay.

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At the Quay, there will be a veteran’s lunch plus stands including exhibitions, military vehicles, and children’s entertainment.

Daryll Pitcher Bugler
Picture left to right: Bugler Cllr Daryll Pitcher with flag raiser LCpl Liam Skeats

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