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Flying the flag for UK troops

Group of children with soldiers and adults.

The start of Armed Forces Week was celebrated in Farnham on Monday 25 June.

Farnham Town Councillors and members of community organisations gathered outside the Town Council office and watched as the Mayor of Farnham Councillor David Attfield, ably assisted by Esmae from Badshot Lea Infants, unfurled the Armed Forces Day flag.

Councillor David Attfield said: “Ceremonies such as ours have taken place all over the UK and mark the start of Armed Forces Week. The flying of the Armed Forces Day flag on buildings and famous landmarks is a sign of the country’s support for its armed forces. The act provides a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families.”

The flag-raising was attended by representatives from the Farnham branch of the Queen’s Regimental Association, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, Farnham Lions, The Hedgehogs and children and teachers from Badshot Lea Infants School.

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment concluded the Armed Forces Day celebrations with a parade through Guildford High Street on Saturday 30 June.

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