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Brentwood Borough Council and distinguished guests attended the Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday 24th June at the Army Reserve Centre, Clive Road, Warley.

This marks the start of the annual national campaign culminating in Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29rd June. The week long event centres around giving people the opportunity to show support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

The Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Keith Parker opened the event, and Prayers were read by the Army Reserve, Royal British Legion and the Combined Cadet Forces for Shenfield High School. The Reverend Jane Bradbury said prayers which were followed by The Armed Forces Day flag being raised by the Mayor.

Cllr Parker said, “It is an honour to take part in this annual event and I feel priviledged to be involved. It is really important that we remember not only those who have given their lives but those who are actively dedicating theirs to our safety and secure future.”

Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found on the dedicated website www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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