Havering celebrates Armed Forces Day with flag raising
The Deputy Mayor of Havering, Councillor Christine Vickery, raised the Armed Forces flag outside the Town Hall on 21 June 2021 to mark the annual Armed Forces Day, which takes place on 26 June 2021.
The annual event gives thanks to the dedication of our armed forces who serve to keep us all safe.
It gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for men and women of the armed forces past and present.
Deputy Mayor of Havering, Councillor Christine Vickery, said:
"“It was an honour to raise the flag ahead of Armed Forces Day this Saturday. From those currently serving, to veterans, cadets and service families, the sacrifice, hard work and courage our armed forces show in risking their lives to keep us safe should never be forgotten.
"“For many residents, the armed forces also hold a special place in their hearts. RAF Hornchurch was one of the country’s most important military airfields and its pilots became national heroes in both world wars.
“Due to Covid 19 restrictions, sadly, we won’t be seeing our serving troops, veterans and cadets proudly parading through the borough’s streets again this year – but we are proud to raise the Armed Forces flag in recognition of all our heroes involved in past and present conflicts – from BAME to other groups as well as commonwealth nations who fought together.
“Havering’s appreciation for the armed forces remains as strong as ever, and flying this flag marks our support to all servicemen and servicewomen across the United Kingdom.”