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Date added: 21 June 2011

Swindon shows its support for Armed Forces Day 

Swindon Joins Thousands to Fly the Flag for Armed Forces Day

Swindon Town Centre joined hundreds of towns and cities throughout the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in raising a unique flag to support Britain's annual Armed Forces Day.
Flags were flown the length and breadth of the country from the Shetland Islands to Landís End and from Lowestoft (Englandís most easterly point) to the Scilly Isles.

Swindonís flag raising ceremony held at Wharf Green next to the Big Screen in Swindon Town Centre took place at 10.30am.
Simon Jackson, CEO of inSwindon, with the help from the Mayor, Councillor Ray Ballmann, and the Swindon Sea Cadets, hosted the this event and welcomed the support of Veterans, Members of the Armed Forces and the people of Swindon.

In addition to all the towns and cities celebrating Armed Forces Week, members of the public, businesses, schools were all encouraged to fly their official Armed Forces Day flags to join the celebrations to honour Britainís Armed Forces Ė past, present and future.
The specially designed flags, based on the Union Jack, were raised together from 10.30am on Monday 20 June, in ceremonies across the country.
This marks the official launch for the national Armed Forces Week.
Saturday 25th June
inSwindon has a whole day of entertainment planned including; a military parade and service featuring The Band of The Life Guards; a veteranís badge ceremony and finishing off with an Armed Forces Showcase., Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton, The Chief of Air Staff and the Minister for International Security Gerald Howarth MP and other dignitaries will all be in attendance for the event and showing their support to Swindon.
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