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Flag raised for Armed Forces Day

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council joined other buildings and famous landmarks around the country in raising the Armed Forces Day flag (Monday 19 June) in support of the upcoming Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Local Councillors and staff gathered outside Blushoe House (the main council offices on Sation Road, Wigston) to perform a short ceremony and to witness the rasing of the flag, as is the tradition in support of Armed Forces Day.

The cermony begain with speeches by the Mayor of Oadby and Wigston Cllr Samia Haq, British Empire Medal Deputy Lieutenant Mr Riaz Ravat and prayers from Maulana-Imran Sulamen.

After moving speeches, the flag raising duties were condcucted by Aidan Shirley, son of the late Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor Dan Shirley, who served with the British Army.

The flag was raised and re-instated to half mast as a mark of respect to the victims of the Greenfell Tower tragedy.

Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 24 June and 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.

To find out how you can get further involved, please click on Armed Forces Day 2017.

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