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Council raises Armed Forces Day flag ahead of Armed Forces Day this Saturday

19 June 2023
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Brentwood CCF cadets, Shenfield CCF cadets with the Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Gareth Barrett and Major Paul Herlihy of 124 Transport Squadron and Dennis Rensch from the Royal British Legion at the Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony outside Brentwood Town Hall.
Brentwood CCF cadets, Shenfield CCF cadets with the Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Gareth Barrett and Major Paul Herlihy of 124 Transport Squadron and Dennis Rensch from the Royal British Legion.

Brentwood Borough Council showed its support and appreciation for our Armed Forces ahead of Armed Forces Day, with the Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Gareth Barrett, raising the Armed Forces Day flag outside the Town Hall today (19 June).

Before the flag was raised, Cadet Emily from Brentwood CCF; Major Paul Herlihy of 124 Transport Squadron and Dennis Rensch for the Royal British Legion (Brentwood Branch), all recited poignant poems that showed support and recognition for the contribution of those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces.

This year, Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 24 June. The day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

The Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Gareth Barrett said: “Brentwood is a town with a proud military history - a proud service regiment and a proud Royal British Legion. I would like to pay tribute to everyone who has served, will serve in the future or is currently serving – and their families who support them in their roles.

“Every year, we raise the Armed Forces Day flag to show our appreciation for the brave men and women who put their country before themselves to protect our way of life.”

For more information on Armed Forces Day 2023 and how you can get involved, visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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