Buxton flag-raising ceremony

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HIGH PEAK residents are being urged to turn out in force for a special flag-raising ceremony next week.

Former service personnel from Buxton will raise a modified version of the Union Flag in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, on Monday morning at 10am.

High Peak Mayor Pat Jenner will attend the ceremony when he will address guests including ex-servicemen and women, members of the Royal British Legion and councillors.

The flag raising is a prelude to the fourth annual British Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday June 30 to promote understanding of the crucial role played by the Armed Forces in defending the nation, its people and interests.