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25th Jun, 2022

Armed Forces Week parade returns to Rugby after pandemic-enforced absence

The Armed Forces Day flag is flying at Rugby Town Hall. Picture by Patrick Joyce.

MAYOR Carolyn Watson-Merret welcomed a gathering of civic dignitaries and guests to Rugby Borough Council’s annual parade to launch Armed Forces Week.

The annual flag-raising event, which has not taken place since 2019 due to the pandemic, returned to the Town Hall with a full array of local VIPs and British Legion officers.

Flying Officer Howard Jones RAFAC called the parade to attention as a signal to observe the lowering of the Armed Forces Day flag, and to observe a one-minute silence.

Armed Forces Week culminates in Armed Forces Day on Saturday (June 25) – a chance for communities to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

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