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Celebrating Armed Forces Day

Culture and tourism

24 June 2022

Armed Forces Day 2022

Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 25 June. This annual, national event is a chance to show support for all those who make up the Armed Forces community, from serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. 

West Northamptonshire Council has teamed up with Northampton Town Council to organise an event on Northampton Market Square from 11am – 4pm, to celebrate the ongoing contributions made by our Armed Forces communities.

The event will begin with a flag-raising ceremony at 11am in front of Sessions House on George Row in Northampton, to be attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, the Vice-Chairman of West Northamptonshire Council, the Mayor of Northampton and representatives from the Royal British Legion. 

Stalls from various armed forces communities and charities, including the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes will be present on the Market Square, along with music from the RAF Cadets band until 4pm.

Cllr Dennis Meredith, the Mayor of Northampton, said: “We are wholly supportive of this event that supports our Armed Forces and enables them to continue the charitable causes they carry out, not just in our community of Northampton but around the world.”

Armed Forces Day celebrations began on Monday 20 June, with the Armed Forces Day flag raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country. The flag is currently flying at each main council building in West Northamptonshire.

Councillor André González De Savage, Chairman of West Northamptonshire Council, said: “Armed Forces Day gives an opportunity to honour the invaluable work that our armed forces do both here in the UK and overseas. We are flying the Armed Forces Day flag to show just how proud we are of our military personnel, both past and present.”

For more information about the Armed Forces Day event, please email [email protected].