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Armed Forces Week – Fly the Flag 

Published Tuesday, 18th June 2019

A flag flying ceremony to support Britain’s National Armed Forces Day has been arranged by Melton Borough Council. 

The event will take place outside the front of the Council Offices, Parkside on Burton Street on Monday, 24 June 2019.  It starts at 10:45 a.m. when members of the public are urged to go along and show their support and honour those who serve, have served and those who have given their lives for their country in various conflicts and wars.

In this 75th anniversary year of the D-Day landings, military organisations will be represented and will include handlers and dogs from the Defence Animal Training Regiment in Melton.  WO2 (RQMS) Paul Joblin will take the lead in the parade.

Guests will be formally welcomed by The Mayor, Councillor Malise Graham MBE, followed by a short service and blessing of the flag by Father Peter Moseling.   The flag will be raised at 11:00 a.m. to honour the British Armed Forces, past, present and future. 

The flag will be raised by Sgt Whyte MBE.
Sgt Whyte MBE is an RAF Policeman who has served operationally in the Falkland Islands and Afghanistan as a Military Working Dog Handler.

Among those supporting the event are local branches of the Armed Forces and veteran organisations.

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For more information please contact:

Democratic Services
Melton Borough Council
Telephone: 01664 502579
Email: democracy@melton.gov.uk 

Note to Editor

Photo opportunity at Parkside from 10:45 a.m.