Flying the flag for our armed forces

Derek Burgess proudly wears the hackle of the Black Watch beneath the Armed Services Day flag at Glossop. Derek, 89, was severely wounded at the battle of Arnham whilst trying to relieve the paratroopers in WW II.
Derek Burgess proudly wears the hackle of the Black Watch beneath the Armed Services Day flag at Glossop. Derek, 89, was severely wounded at the battle of Arnham whilst trying to relieve the paratroopers in WW II.

Flags were raised at ceremonies in Glossop and Buxton on Monday to mark Armed Forces Day, which will take place on Saturday.

Mayor Councillor Tony Kemp said: “Our forces do an amazing job in often dangerous and difficult circumstances and we’re showing our support for them by flying flags.”