To mark Armed Forces Day, Ferryhill Town Council organised a special service in the Town Hall garden, which took place on Saturday, 25th June.
Mayor, Councillor Carole Atkinson gave a speech, and the Armed Forces Day Flag was raised by Ex N.C.O. Andy Denholm, 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars to the sound of the bugle played by Ex Bugle Major Garry Suggett.
The flag was flown in unison with other flags being raised across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man in a universal show of support, honouring Britain’s Armed Forces past, present and future.
Residents, Councillors and Paul Howell MP attended the service and were delighted to be joined by Robert Grey, Ferryhill Station Royal British Legion Standard Bearer, who served 12 years in the British Army, serving in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Tidworth on NATO, Warminster, Germany and England.
Town Mayor, Councillor Carole Atkinson said ‘It was an honour to take part in Ferryhill’s Armed Forces Day Service, it is very important to demonstrate support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces, and work so tirelessly to defend the UK and its interests.’