Borough Insight

Armed Forces Day, 21 June

Image: The Mayor holds the Armed Forces Day flag prior to it being placed in the Market PlaceArmed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June. 

This year, Armed Forces Day celebrations began on Monday 21 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

While holding the borough’s normal flag raising ceremony, is not possible again this year, on Monday 21 June, WO2 Jerome Batterbee from 135 Geographic Squadron (based in Ewell) along with the Mayor, Cllr Peter O'Donovan and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Clive Woodbridge, raised the Armed Forces Day flag in Epsom Market Place ahead of national Armed Forces Day which this year takes place on Saturday 26 June 2021. 

Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Cllr Peter O'Donovan said: "The raising of the Armed Forces Flag provides us all with the opportunity to acknowledge and thank the men and women who make up the armed forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.

Watch the Mayor's full video message here: https://youtu.be/uaX6Fug1x5E 

For more info on Armed Forces Day see: www.armedforcesday.org.uk 

The Royal British Legion is 100 this year and the Epsom and Ewell Poppy Appeal will be in Epsom Market Place on Saturday 26 June to raise awareness and fundraise for the Armed Forces past, present and their families.  

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