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Armed Forces Day 2018: Tributes paid at Redbridge Townhall flag raising ceremony

PUBLISHED: 10:21 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 02 July 2018

The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara conducting the flag raising at the Town Hall to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara conducting the flag raising at the Town Hall to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

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A flag has been raised in tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces - from those current serving to veterans, reservists, cadets and service families.

The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara conducting the flag raising at the Town Hall to celebrate Armed Forces Day.The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara conducting the flag raising at the Town Hall to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

Politicians, residents and veterans gathered outside Redbridge Town Hall, in High Road, Ilford, to salute those serving in the armed forces at 10am last Friday, June 29.

The Armed Forces Day flag has flown above the Grade II* listed building since June 25, with the aim of providing a morale boost to those serving and their families.

Speaking ahead of the event, Mayor of Redbridge cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara said: “This day means so much to me and I wouldn’t miss it for the world because my father was in the army and fought in the Second World War.

“It’s so important to recognise the vital role the Armed Forces play and it’s a great opportunity for us to show our gratitude to all those who work hard to protect our country.”


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