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Fly flag for the forces
1:00pm Saturday 23rd June 2012 in Your Letters
MAY I ask your readers to please not put away their Jubilee flags and bunting just yet?
I ask because UK Armed Forces Day is on the 30th June 2012. General Sir David Richards, Gen Chief of the Defence Staff, has written a letter to the effect that: “Armed Forces Day is a day when we invite the whole nation to show support for our military community both serving and retired, at home and abroad. Building on the success of last year, when hundreds of thousands of people attended events across the United Kingdom, I hope that Armed Forces Day this year will again be marked by the community inviting the widest possible cross section of our service men and women (regular and reserve), veterans, Cadet Forces and their families to an event to say thank you.”
He also states: “We encourage you to fly an Armed Forces Day flag for the duration of the week before Armed Forces Day, hoisting it on Monday 25th June at a time to suit you or your community.”
So for those of you who wish to show your appreciation of our Armed Forces personnel, please fly the Armed Forces Day Flag or Union Flag if you have one to show your appreciation for our brave, selfless men and women who serve our country so well.
Richard JC English, Earl Close, High Wycombe