Armed Forces to be honoured in March veterans parade later this month

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Armed forces - Credit: Archant

A FLAG-WAVING ceremony and veterans parade will take place in March later this month.

All former members of the armed services are invited to attend a flag-raising ceremony and parade of standards on Monday June 24 at Fenland Hall.

The event, organised by Fenland District Council, will honour all members of the armed forces who have served the nation not only on the battlefield but also in emergency operations, peacekeeping and humanitarian work.

It will be hosted by FDC chairman Councillor Ken Mayor, who is also chairman of the Whittlesey branch of the Royal British Legion.

He said: “We hope many service organisations and veterans will join us on the day. It will be a great opportunity for former members of all the services to meet up again and share their memories and experiences as well as a chance for the rest of us to recognise the debt we owe to them.”


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Light refreshments will be served in the Council Chamber following the parade.

A special Armed Forces Day flag will be flown outside Fenland Hall from June 24 to June 29, which is national Armed Forces Day.

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If you would like to take part in the parade call Sharon Smith at FDC on 01354 622281 or email memberservices@fenland.gov.uk by June 19.

Former members of the services who would like to attend should also register their names with the council as soon as possible.

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