Council ceremonies celebrate Armed Forces

June 26, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Local Cotswold News

Cotswold District Council hosted two flag raising ceremonies today (at Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh) to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

The ceremonies –  held at CDC’s Trinity Road headquarters and its Moreton Area Centre – were attended by representatives of the British Legion, South Cerney-based 29 Regt, Royal Logistic Corps, the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Squadron (Royal Wessex Yeomanry), military cadets from the Deer Park School, Cirencester, pupils from Dormer House School, Moreton, the public, and members and staff from the Council.

CDC Chairman Cllr Julian Beale presided at both ceremonies and commented:

“It was a privilege to lead the celebrations at both venues today and I was very pleased to see so many past and present representatives of the Armed Forces, students from local schools, and the public.  This day is a time to pause and reflect on the magnificent contribution of members of our armed forces who strive to make our communities secure and also help maintain peace in many parts of the world.

“This year is particularly poignant because many people at home and abroad will soon be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In the Cotswolds a number of commemorative events are planned, culminating in a weekend of celebration and remembrance in Cirencester on Armistice Day.