Council raises flag in support of Armed Forces Day 2012

PUBLISHED: 03:16 28 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:32 20 February 2013

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is paying tribute to the country's armed forces on Monday 25 June by raising a specially commissioned flag to mark British Armed Forces Day

Council raises flag in support of Armed Forces Day 2012

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is paying tribute to the countrys armed forces on Monday 25 June by raising a specially commissioned flag to mark British Armed Forces Day.

The Government has announced that Armed Forces Day, which is now an annual event, will take place on Saturday 30 June but many local authorities around the country will raise a flag on Monday 25 June to mark the start of a nationwide week of celebrations in support of the countrys armed forces. The flag will fly from Tonbridge Castle Gatehouse for seven days.

The Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, Cllr Dave Davis, will raise the flag at 10.30am on Monday 25 June at Tonbridge Castle. The Mayor will be joined by members of the Royal British Legion and their standard. The public is also invited to attend the flag raising ceremony and take the opportunity to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community including veterans, serving troops and their families and new recruits.

Cllr Nicolas Heslop, Leader of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, says: This event gives us all an opportunity to show our appreciation for the enormous contribution that our Armed Forces, both past and present, have made in many areas of the world. I am delighted that we can take part in this very fitting tribute and help to raise awareness by celebrating Armed Forces Day, and to continue to recognise and respect those in service to our country.

Events are taking place around the country in celebration of Armed Forces Day. To find out more, visit

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