Buckinghamshire County flag at half mast to mark death of Nelson Mandela

Bucks Free Press: Security Supervisor John Wicks sets County Halls Union flag at half mast Security Supervisor John Wicks sets County Halls Union flag at half mast

THE Union Flag and Buckinghamshire County Flags are today flying at half mast outside County Hall and the County Court in Aylesbury, following the death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela yesterday.

Carl Etholen, Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, said: "Nelson Mandela’s understanding and forgiveness made his fight for peace, justice and freedom even more remarkable.

"He was an inspirational leader not just for his country but also an example for all world leaders to follow.

"I believe in the importance of recognising the passing of such a great statesman by flying the flags at half-mast to mark the County Council’s profound respect for all that he did. He will be sadly missed by millions of us."

The flags will remain at half-mast until 8pm on Thursday, December 12.

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8:40pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

I hope they do the same for all the OAP's that will perish this winter because they can't afford to heat and feed themselves because of swingeing cutbacks.
To the wrong people.
I hope they do the same for all the OAP's that will perish this winter because they can't afford to heat and feed themselves because of swingeing cutbacks. To the wrong people. Mr Totterdge Hill

12:25am Sat 7 Dec 13

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I think the two things are separate - they should acknowledge the death of Nelson Mandela and take action to ensure old people don't die.
I think the two things are separate - they should acknowledge the death of Nelson Mandela and take action to ensure old people don't die. Undercover Euro Yob

6:29am Sat 7 Dec 13

1wycombe says...

The country has no MONEY left fighting pointless wars thanks mr blair.
The country has no MONEY left fighting pointless wars thanks mr blair. 1wycombe

6:30am Sat 7 Dec 13

1wycombe says...

The country has no money left over fighting useless wars. Thanks mr blair.
The country has no money left over fighting useless wars. Thanks mr blair. 1wycombe

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