plymouth armed forces flag raising ceremony
The Armed Forces flag was raised outside the Guildhall on Monday 21 June at a formal ceremony, marking the start of Armed Forces Week.
The flag will fly in Plymouth all week in celebration of our military personnel, past and present.
The socially distanced ceremony was attended by a group of military and civic leaders, including the Lord Mayor of Plymouth and representatives from the Royal Navy, Army and RAF.
A bugler from the Devonport Royal Navy Volunteer Band played as the flag was raised in front of the assembled attendees.
The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Terri Beer, said: “Plymouth is a proud military city with a rich history. We’re delighted to be flying the Armed Forces flag all week in celebration of our brave serving military, reservists, veterans, cadets and their families.
“Although there is sadly no live Armed Forces Day event again this year, we continue to show our appreciation for the military and all the great work they do.”
Plymouth Armed Forces Day is set to return to Plymouth Hoe, bigger and better than ever, in June 2022. The website has been kept up to date with information about military history, career opportunities and the many charities and organisations that offer support.