‘Flying the Flag’ Ceremony for Armed Forces Day

By on 22/06/2012 in News
  • WHAT: Raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag, to signify the run up to Armed Forces Day
  • WHERE: Victoria Square, Birmingham
  • WHEN: Monday 25 June
  • TIME: 10.00am

Birmingham Lord Mayor, Cllr John Lines and representatives from the British Army, Navy and Air Force will be raising the Armed Forces Day flag in Victoria Square in Birmingham at 10am on Monday 25 June.

The 'Flying the Flag' ceremony will be one of many that will be taking place throughout the country on Monday 25 June to mark the build up to the national Armed Forces Day event on Saturday 30 June. In addition to the representatives from the Army, Navy and Air Force will be armed forces cadets as well as members of the Royal British Legion and the National Ex Services Association.

This year's Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June will again be an opportunity for the public to say thank you and recognise the outstanding contribution made by the Armed Forces community. The Armed Forces Day event in Birmingham will start at 12.15pm with a private ceremony at the Hall of Memory where names of the fallen will be added to the Book of Remembrance at the Hall of Memory. There will be a regimental march from in front of Baskerville House to Centenary Square at 12.30pm and a Drum Head and Outdoor Service at 12.45am

There will also be live entertainment on stage in Victoria Square from 12noon - 6pm, including the 1940's style of Sticky Wicket Swing Orchestra and singer Maggie O' Hara and entertainer Phil Chase, as well as a Military Band and Sea Cadets Drill Squad and a Beat the Retreat at 6.30pm.

For further details on Armed Forces Day please contact 0121 303 3008 or visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/armed-forces-day.

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Media Contact: Jason Lewis: jason_lewis@birmingham.gov.uk Tel: 0121 303 4266

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