Join ceremony for Armed Forces Week

Release Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 15:00


Members of the public are being invited to join Corby Borough Council at 9.30am on Monday 19th June outside the Corby Cube to help proudly raise the Armed Forces Flag in support of national Armed Forces Week.


The flag raising ceremony will be led by the Mayor of Corby, Cllr Matt Keane, in James Ashworth VC Square, named after local serviceman and hero, Lance Corporal James Ashworth VC, who tragically lost his life in battle in 2012.


As millions of people across the country come together to mark Armed Forces Week, the Mayor of Corby is hoping that residents in Corby will join him in showing the Borough’s support of all servicemen and woman who have fought for our country in the past and present.


The Royal British Legion Corby will also be hosting several events over Armed Forces Week including:


23rd June – Race night at the Ex Servicemans Club, first race starts at 8pm


24th June – Forces day in Corby Town Centre. There will be a march at 1pm from James Ashworth VC Square to outside Primark where a small service will be held. There will also be stalls, crafts and lots for children, military vehicle display, dancers and much more.


25th June – Forces parade and service at St John the Baptist Church, 11am. Teas and coffees will be provided in the church hall following the service.


For more information about the Royal British Legion events in Corby please contact Gareth Price on 07802 861 592 or check out their Facebook page, search for Royal British Legion – Corby Branch.


The Mayor of Corby, Cllr Matt Keane, said:


‘Corby has always shown a great amount of support for our Armed Forces, who bravely put their lives on the line for all of us. Joining together to raise the flag is a small way in which we can show that we appreciate all that they do for our country and hopefully provides comfort and support to our troops and their families.’ 


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Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017 03:36:30 PM
Review date: Thursday 6th June 2019 03:07:37 PM