The armed forces community has been recognised in Bromley through the annual flag raising ceremony in support of Armed Forces Day.

Proceedings were led by the Mayor of Bromley and saw guests come together at the Civic Centre to pay tribute to the service of those in the armed forces, including through a two-minutes silence.

A Council spokesperson said: “It is right that we continue to show our appreciation for the armed forces community in Bromley, as we have for many years and as others are doing across the country today and throughout this week. As we thank those who continue to serve our nation, this occasion also gives opportunity to reflect and to remember the service and sacrifice of all who served before them.”

The ceremony in Bromley also took place on Reserves Day, which recognises the roles of reservists in the armed forces. This is part of the services and events that are being held nationwide throughout the week for Armed Forces Day, which this year is on Saturday 29 June.

Last year as part of Bromley’s Armed Forces Day activities, the Council renewed its commitment to support the armed forces in Bromley through the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant. This commitment has since received the Bronze award accreditation through the Employer Recognition Scheme from the Ministry of Defence. 

Bromley has the largest percentage of military veterans of all the London boroughs, with 2.5 per cent of residents having served in the Armed forces. The borough also has dedicated Army Cadet, Air Training and Sea Cadet Corps providing life skills, training and friendship for younger members of the community across the borough.

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Published: 26th June 2024