High Peak flying flag for armed forces

FLASHBACK: Flying the flag in Buxton ahead of Armed Forces Day in 2012.
FLASHBACK: Flying the flag in Buxton ahead of Armed Forces Day in 2012.

A ceremony will be held in Buxton next week to show support for the UK’s armed forces.

Special flags will fly for two weeks in High Peak and will be hoisted during two short ceremonies on Monday.

High Peak Mayor Councillor Stewart Young, joined by members of the Royal British Legion, will attend a ceremony at 10am by the flag pole next to the Band Stand in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens. A service will also take place at midday in Norfolk Square, Glossop.

Cllr Young said: “We are grateful to our armed forces for doing a great job in often dangerous and difficult circumstances and we’ll be showing our support for them by flying flags in our towns.”

Nationally, Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday June 27.