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Date posted: 25 June 2024

Waverley Mayor pays tribute to Armed Forces

The Mayor of Waverley, Councillor John Ward showed his support for the military community as the Armed Forces Day Flag was raised outside the council offices in Godalming, in celebration of Armed Forces Day which takes place on Saturday 29 June. 

The Mayor paid tribute to the British Armed Forces for their hard work, dedication and efforts to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe by saluting them as the Armed Forces Day flag was raised. He was joined by fellow councillors and employees.

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for people to show their appreciation of the work done by the men and women of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, including those currently serving, service families, cadets, reservists and veterans. Each year, events are held across the country and the organisers encourage everyone to get involved by flying the flag, joining in on Facebook or X (formerly Twitter) and using the hashtag #SaluteOurForces.

Councillor John Ward, The Mayor of Waverley said:

“Raising the Armed Forces Flag at the start of Armed Forces Week is a reminder to us all how much we owe to those who put themselves in peril to preserve our freedom and security. The flag will fly for the whole of Armed Forces week.”

Currently British Armed Forces are part of 35 operations in 30 countries across the globe, from counter-poaching exercises in Africa, to training allies in Ukraine and helping to ensure the territorial defeat of Daesh in Syria. While families at home celebrate Armed Forces Day at events across the nation, troops will be working around the clock in many time zones to keep us safe and protect the UK’s interests.

Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 29 June 2024. To find out more and check for events in your area visit:

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