22
June
2020
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17:22
Europe/Amsterdam

City of London Corporation raises flag to show support during Armed Forces Week

The flag of the Armed Forces will fly over Guildhall from today (Monday 22nd June) and throughout Armed Forces Week (Monday 22nd June – Saturday 27th June) in a show of respect from the City of London Corporation.

A flag raising ceremony was presided over by the Lord Mayor of London William Russell, in the presence of elected Members of the City of London Corporation and senior military figures from all three services.

Local authorities across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man have raised specially commissioned Armed Forces Day flags in a display of support, honouring Britain’s service men and women. 

City Reservists from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry will join William Russell in a virtual event on the Wednesday of Armed Forces Week to celebrate Reserves Day.

Lord Mayor of London and President of the City Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, William Russell, said:

“We pay tribute to the indefatigable work of our Regular and Reserve armed forces during the pandemic, which has served as yet another reminder of the vital role they play in protecting and supporting our society.

“We are committed to investigating further work around recruitment and employability in the City for service leavers and veterans, and to encouraging employer support for Reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award Winner, recognising its support to armed forces personnel across the organisation and in the community.

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk