Service personnel, veterans and dignitaries joined the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Dan Adams, as Surrey Heath Borough Council raised a flag for the UK Armed Forces on Monday 25 June 2018.

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside Surrey Heath House ahead of the national day of commemoration, which this year takes place on Saturday 30 June.

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

Cllr Adams, Mayor of Surrey Heath, said at the ceremony: “Surrey Heath is extremely proud of our connections and continued relationships we have with the military including The Princess Royal Barracks at Deepcut, The Cadet Training Centre Frimley Park, and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Each year this Flag is raised to show the support of our Armed Forces, both serving and to those who have served, and to offer you our thanks for all the vital work you carry out in protecting our citizens and the country, making this a safe place to live.”

Also in attendance at the ceremony were; Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Richard Brooks, Lt Col Chris Boryer MBE RGR of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Regimental Sergeant Major, WO1 Jones of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Mr Robert Napier CBE DL, Deputy Surrey Lieutenant and Mr Henkum, Royal Air Force Association

The Rev Bruce Nicole from St Michael’s Church, Camberley, officiated at the ceremony.