The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Hannah Gray, was joined by Members of the Council and representatives of the Armed Forces at a flag raising ceremony in preparation for Armed Forces Day, Saturday 25 June.

The annual event is an opportunity for the British public to recognise the work and sacrifices of men and women of the armed forces community.

In her welcome to the event, Cllr Gray commented: “As the daughter of a Grenadier Guard & member of the Honourable Artillery Company, the partner of a former member of the Intelligence Corp and Royal Marines reserves, and now the mother of an RAF recruit, Armed Forces Day means a great deal to me.

I strongly believe in saying thank you and praising great achievements and actions across all walks of life. Armed Forces Day gives us the opportunity to do just that for those people who make the choice to serve their country in the British Army, the British Navy and the Royal Air Force. And to remember those who went before them.”

The flag raising ceremony took place at the Old Palace gardens at the Civic Centre, where the Leader of the Council, Cllr Colin Smith, and senior officers were joined by London Assembly member Peter Fortune, Beckenham MP Colonel Bob Stewart and representatives from the Sea Cadets, RAF Flying Cadets, Royal Naval Association, Armed Forces Standard List and the Royal British Legion.

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Published: 22nd June 2022