Council flies the flag for Armed Forces Day

The Bath Guildhall

The Armed Forces flag will be raised by Bath & North East Somerset Council as part of a ceremony at The Guildhall on Monday June 23. It will fly until national Armed Forces Day on June 28.

The flag-raising ceremony will take place at 10.30am and members of the public are welcome to watch this from outside The Guildhall.guildhall

Following this, serving military officers, veterans and cadets from across Bath and North East Somerset will attend a reception to mark the occasion. They will also be able to see an exhibition entitled ‘Monks at War’ which has been put together by Downside Abbey to mark the centenary of the start of WWI.

The Immediate Past Chairman, Councillor Neil Butters, said: “Bath & North East Somerset Council is pleased to be able to show support for our military community. This is the sixth year we have held a flag-raising ceremony.”

During the event the Community Covenant, which was signed at last year’s event, will be updated with the organisations which have agreed to sign over the past year.

The covenant involves the Council, members of the armed forces and local partners. It aims to nurture understanding and awareness of issues affecting members of the armed forces community and make it easier for them to access help and support from the Ministry of Defence, statutory providers and the charity and voluntary sector.