Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

Colonel Alan Jolley and Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Mary Green holding the commemorative flag.

Colonel Alan Jolley and Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Mary Green holding the commemorative flag.

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Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Mary Green has raised a commemorative flag to recognise all servicemen and women.

The specially-commissioned flag was hoisted on Monday morning and will take pride of place at the Civic Centre, Leyland until after Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 27.

Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire Colonel Alan Jolley, who is from Leyland, gave a short speech before assisting Coun Green in raising the flag.

Monday morning’s ceremony was attended by many local councillors and local uniformed organisations.

Coun Green said: “South Ribble Borough Council is delighted to support Armed Forces Day and to fly this specially commissioned flag.

“This is an opportunity for the whole nation to show its support and appreciation for the contribution made by all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces at home and abroad.

“We will fly this flag with pride.”