Armed Forces Day flag is raised in Grantham

Forthcoming Armed Forces Day is marked in Grantham.
Forthcoming Armed Forces Day is marked in Grantham.
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A flag to commemorate the forthcoming Armed Forces Day was raised outside the Grantham office of South Kesteven District Council today (Monday).

The ceremony in St Peter’s Hill began with a speech by SKDC chairman Councillor Reg Howard, who welcomed local representatives of the armed forces, veterans associations and cadets.

A response was given by Colonel Julian Pemberton-Piggott, of the town’s Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, before Reverend Stuart Cradduck offered prayers to commemorate those past and present who have served their country.

A reading was taken by Don Mackay of the Royal British Legion, the Last Post was played by Army Cadet buglers and a one-minute silence observed.

The flag was then raised by air cadets Charles Cooper, 13, and Kevin Mason, 14, both of whom attend King’s School.

It will remain flying until the completion of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 28.