Fly the Flag – Armed Forces Day 2021


Monday, 21 June, 2021
Surrey Heath Borough Council raised a flag for the UK Armed Forces on Monday 21 June 2021.
The Armed Forces Day flag was raised at 10am outside Surrey Heath House ahead of the national day of commemoration, which this year takes place on Saturday 26 June.
The flag is raised by local authorities across the country in the week leading up to Armed Forces Day.
Those attending the ceremony included; The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Sarah Jane Croke, Major Lok Guring, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), Warrant Officer Class 1 Ian Lamming, RMAS, Station Staff Officer Chris Jackman, RMAS, Borough Commander Alick James, Surrey Heath Police, Cllr Alan McClafferty, Leader, SHBC, Cllr Colin Dougan, Deputy Leader, SHBC and Damian Roberts, Chief Executive, SHBC.
The Rector of Frimley, Canon Stuart Thomas, St Peter's Church Frimley, officiated at the ceremony.
Cllr Croke read the exhortation:
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
This year’s Fly the Flag ceremony was reduced in size due to Coronavirus restrictions, with those in attendance observing social distancing.
Mayor of Surrey Heath at Flying the Flag event