Military Join County Council For Flag Raising Ceremony in Honour of Armed Forces Day

PUBLISHED: 14:15 22 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:56 04 May 2010

Members of the British Legion

Members of the British Legion

REPRESENTATIVES from the military across Cambridgeshire joined Cambridgeshire County Council for a flag-raising ceremony in honour of Armed Forces Day. East of England Minister Barbara Follett MP joined the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Hugh Duberly

REPRESENTATIVES from the military across Cambridgeshire joined Cambridgeshire County Council for a flag-raising ceremony in honour of Armed Forces Day.

East of England Minister Barbara Follett MP joined the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Hugh Duberly for the event at Shire Hall today (Monday).

The Minden Band of the Queen's Division based at Bassingbourn Barracks opened the proceedings and were accompanied by veterans from the Royal British Legion, who brought the County Standard.

A special Armed Forces Day flag was raised by County Council chairman Tony Orgee, followed by a present arms and ripple fire from the Kimbolton School cadets.

At the end of the ceremony the RAF performed a flypast of three Grob Tutor training aircraft, which circled the sky above Shire Hall.

The flag-raising ceremony event was one of many organised to take place simultaneously across the country this morning.

Cllr Orgee said: "I am delighted at the way the whole country has come together to recognise the armed forces and the work they do. The flag-raising at Shire Hall combined ceremony, celebration and dignity, but more importantly will contribute to a wider understanding of the armed forces and the crucial role they play in our national life.

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