Armed Forces Week marked in Warwickshire - The Rugby Observer

Armed Forces Week marked in Warwickshire

A FLAG raising, parade and family fun day celebrated Armed Forces Week in Warwickshire.

The week began with the hoisting of the Armed Forces Day flag on Monday June 24 at Shire Hall in Warwick, ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 29.

Armed Forces Day is an annual national event that gives communities the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces including currently serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

A parade was held at Shire Hall and attended by Tim Cox, Lord Lieutenant for Warwickshire, members of

Warwickshire County Council, Rajvinder Gill, The High Sheriff of Warwickshire along with members of the Coventry Solihull Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership.

And the week was rounded off with a free family fun day in St Nicholas Park in Warwick on Saturday June 29.

The event, organised by Warwick District Council, was completely free, with activities, information, performances and displays aimed at families, individuals, military enthusiasts and current and former serving members of the Armed Forces.

WCC leader Coun Izzi Seccombe said: “We raise the flag at the beginning of Armed Forces Week as a visible demonstration of our council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and, through that, our support for the whole of the armed forces community – Regulars, Reserves, Veterans and their families.”

For information on support for the Armed Forces community in Warwickshire visit  


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