Friday, 23 June 2017

167. Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony

Each year the City of London Corporation organises a Flag raising Ceremony in Guildhall Yard to coincide with Armed Forces Day and to say thank you to the armed forces who work so hard to protect us all.

This year the ceremony was held on 22nd June (see photograph of invitation leaflet) with Cadet, serving Military Personnel and Veterans in attendance. The Band of the Grenadier Guards (see photograph) played throughout the ceremony and brought much splendor to the event which was held on a very warm afternoon but under somewhat leaden skies.

The Lord Mayor arrived (see photograph) with the Lady Mayoress to take the salute and to watch the Armed Forces day flag raised over the Guildhall building (see photograph).

The Lord Mayor then inspected the soldiers and veterans who were in attendance, whilst the Lady Mayoress and Sheriffs took the opportunity to chat to guests, including girls from the City of London Girls School (see photograph).

A colourful and moving tribute to our armed services held in the very centre of the City of London.

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