Ribble Valley flies the flag for Armed Forces

Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate and civic guests at the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag at Clitheroe Castle. (s)
Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate and civic guests at the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag at Clitheroe Castle. (s)

Ribble Valley Borough Council is flying the flag for the Armed Forces this week.

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised at Clitheroe Castle by Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate during a ceremony attended by the Hon. Ralph Assheton DL, Ribble Valley councillors, representatives of the Royal British Legion and the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.

Around the country local authorities, town and parish councils and communities large and small have shown their support for British servicemen and women.

The flag has also been raised at famous landmarks and Government buildings across the UK, including 10 Downing Street and the Ministry of Defence.

Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate said: “The respect and appreciation shown on Armed Forces Day by people up and down the country goes a long way in sustaining the high morale of the armed forces.

“We are delighted and honoured to be flying the Armed Forces Day flag from the iconic Clitheroe Castle Keep.”

Since 2009, Armed Forces Day has been marked annually with events large and small throughout the UK.