Council supports Armed Forces Day

Release Date: 26 June 2020

Richmond Council will be raising the flag outside the Civic Centre this Saturday to commemorate this year’s Armed Forces Day (27 June).

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for currently serving troops, including reservists, as well as veterans, cadets and their families.

The Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Michael Butlin said,

Showing support for the armed forces provides a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families. Our borough is proud to commemorate Armed Forces Day and we recognise the great efforts and sacrifices that our military have made.

“While we not be able to get together to celebrate, I know many of us will still take time to remember just how important a role our serving military, their families and our veterans play in our community, and to our country. Our borough has strong military links through Kneller Hall, and I want to take this opportunity to honour them, and to say thank you for everything they do”.

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Reference: P243/20

Updated: 30 June 2020