Surrey Heath Borough Council raised a flag for the UK Armed Forces on Monday 22 June 2020.

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised at 10 am outside Surrey Heath House ahead of the national day of commemoration, which this year takes place on Saturday 27 June.

The flag is raised by local authorities across the country in the week leading up to Armed Forces Day.

At the ceremony were the Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Pat Tedder, Lt Col Boryer MBE RGR of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, SHBC Leader Cllr Alan McClafferty, and SHBC Acting Chief Executive Tim Pashen.

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Rev. Dan Stork Banks, of St Saviour Church Valley End and St Lawrence Church Chobham, officiated at the ceremony.

Cllr Tedder said: “Today, by raising the flag we formally acknowledge the role undertaken by the dedicated personnel of our armed forces, at home and abroad, in peacetime and in conflict.”

This year’s Fly the Flag ceremony was reduced in size due to Coronavirus restrictions, with those in attendance observing social distancing.

Armed Forces Day flag-raising ceremony at Surrey Heath House