Video: Flag-raising ceremony held in Grantham ahead of Armed Forces Day

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A special flag-raising ceremony was held in front of the council offices in Grantham today ahead of Armed Forces Day.

Chairman of South Kesteven District Council Coun Ray Wootten welcomed guests to the ceremony and there was a response by Lt Col Guy Stone, station commander at the Prince William of Gloucester barracks.

The flag-raising ceremony in Grantham ahead of Armed Forces Day.

The flag-raising ceremony in Grantham ahead of Armed Forces Day.

Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church, offered a prayer of thanksgiving and Andrew Hawkins, of the Grantham branch of the Royal British Legion, gave a reading from Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen.

The Last Post was played and a minute’s silence was observed before the flag was raised.

Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday (June 27). It is held every year to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.