Joining together to raise flag in support of Armed Forces Day

Rutland County Council and military personnel from army base Kendrew Barracks are joining together to raise a flag in support of Armed Forces Day.

Flags will be flown throughout the country as well where British servicemen and women are serving overseas, including in Afghanistan, Cyprus, Germany, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.

A short ceremony is taking place on Monday at the flagpole outside Oakham Library in Catmose Street.

The flag will be raised by a team from 2 Royal Anglian Regiment at 10.30am in a special ceremony.

Rutland County Council chairman Councillor Charlotte Vernon (Con), will address invited guests including representatives from the armed forces, local cadets and the Royal British Legion.

Local dignitaries expected to attend include the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Laurance Howard and High Sheriff Trish Ruddle.

The flag will remain flying throughout the week ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 29.

For more information about Armed Forces Day, visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk