Flags raised across region to mark Armed Forces Week

Flags are being raised across the Border region, along with the rest of the UK, in support of men and women of the armed forces community, including serving personnel, veterans, cadets and their families.

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Armed Forces Week: Penrith raises the flag

Members of the Royal British Legion and Armed Forces veterans join Eden District Council Councillors to raise a flag for Armed Forces Day. Credit: ITV Border

A flag raising ceremony took place at the front of Penrith Town Hall today to mark national Armed Forces Week.

The event was part of a countrywide programme of events to celebrate and recognise HM Armed Forces - past, present and future.

We are always delighted to proudly fly the flag to celebrate Armed Forces Day, which symbolises the contribution the Armed Forces have and continue to make to our country. We are pleased that members of The Royal British Legion, RAFA, Eden District Council, many of whom proudly served in HM Armed Forces joined us to mark the occasion."

– Council Chairman, Mary Robinson

Flag raised in the Borders for Armed Forces Week

Credit: Scottish Borders Council

A flag has been raised at Scottish Borders Council HQ in support of Armed Forces Week.

Councils and organisations across the UK are raising the flag in recognition of the role played by servicemen and women past and present.

“The Scottish Borders has a long and proud connection with our armed forces and the annual raising of the flag is an important symbol of our appreciation for everything that our brave servicemen and women have done and continue to do to keep us all safe.

“Given the recent events in Manchester and London, it is particularly important that we stand in solidarity with them this year and acknowledge the vital work they do every day to protect and defend us from harm.”

– Councillor Tom Weatherston, SBC Depute Convener

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