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Flag raising ceremony to mark start of Armed Forces Week in Peterborough

A flag raising ceremony will mark the start of Armed Forces Week in Peterborough

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 10:38 am

Last year, public flag raising ceremonies and services were cancelled as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. This year however, the Mayor of Peterborough Councillor Stephen Lane, will be leading a flag raising ceremony Monday 21 June, 10:00 am, to mark the start of the celebrations.

There will be a small COVID compliant service limited to 30 invited guests, with residents encouraged to enjoy the service via the Peterborough City Council YouTube channel, at

Residents are encouraged to use the hashtag #saluteourforces to join in with Armed Forces Week and pay their tributes to the British Armed Forces community.

Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor Stephen Lane, said: “Armed Forces week is an opportunity to take some time to commemorate and thank all those involved in the work of our Armed Forces. As the son of a serviceman, I understand all too well the efforts of the community and hope that all can take some time this week to recognise work they do.

“We have a great service planned to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week and I would like to invite all our residents to watch and take part online via our live stream, as well as sharing their thanks on social media.”

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