Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

The Armed Forces Day flag is flying proudly outside Wychavon's headquarters in tribute to the contribution made by military communities past and present.

Cllr Robert Raphael, Chairman of Wychavon, raised the flag outside the Civic Centre on Tuesday (22 June) to mark a week of celebrations in the run up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 26 June.

A small, socially distanced service was held by Rev. Andrew Spurr, Vicar of Evesham, with Diana Raphael, the Chairman's Consort, Cllr Rob Adams, and Jayne Pickering, Deputy Chief Executive of Wychavon, in attendance.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community which includes currently serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets.

Cllr Robert Raphael, Chairman of Wychavon, said: "Raising the flag is a way of showing our support for the troops and their families. With people, communities and organisations across the country coming together, we hope it provides a much-needed morale boost to those who continue to keep us safe".

A video of the ceremony is available on Wychavon's YouTube page. People can show their support for the armed forces community by taking a picture or video of them saluting and sending it to @ArmedForcesDay on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #SaluteOurForces

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Pictured: Wychavon Chairman Cllr Robert Raphael flying the flag for Armed Forces Day.
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