Armed Forces flag raising

The Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Tony Popham, led guests including Councillors, former Mayors and Royal British Legion representatives in the annual Armed Forces Flag Raising ceremony at the Esher Civic Centre. 

This ceremony marks the start of Armed Forces week celebrating and recognising the bravery and commitment of our Armed Forces both past and present who risk and have risked their lives in the line of duty.  The specially commissioned flag will remain flying up to and including Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June. 

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Revd Alex Munro, rededicated the flag before it was raised.  The Chief Executive, Rob Moran, read the Exhortation and two minutes silence was observed.  The procession was led by Piper Iain Raymond who accompanied the Mayor and his guests. 

The Mayor said, “Elmbridge Borough Council are pleased to be involved in this annual event as it is vital to recognise and support our Armed Forces all over the world for both their work in the past, present and the future and it was a great privilege to have led the ceremony as Mayor of Elmbridge especially as we were unable to mark the occasion in 2020.”

Date published: 23 June 2021

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