Armed Forces Week – Flag Raising Ceremonies

The start of National Armed Forces Week will be marked across our region when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised above all our Town Halls on Monday 25 June 2018.


Celebrating our Armed Forces

Armed Forces Week provides the opportunity for people up and down the UK to show their support to the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, including serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets.


The Mayor, Councillor Gwen Lowe and her Consort Ken Lowe will attend a ceremony to observe the flag being raised at Batley Town Hall at 10.20 am. The flag will be raised at 10.30 am during a ceremony led by Rev Mark Umpleby, the Mayor’s Lead Chaplain. Those wishing to join the Mayor are asked to gather outside the Town Hall at 10.15 am.


The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mumtaz Hussain, will attend a similar ceremony in Huddersfield.  He will be accompanied by the Deputy Mayoress, Noreen Hussain at the ceremony.  The ceremony will take place on the paved area of Huddersfield Piazza at the side of the Library at 10:20am, with people being asked to gather from 10:15 onwards.


A similar ceremony will  also be taking place in Dewsbury outside the town hall at 10:20 am.

Gwen Lowe, Mayor of Kirklees said:

“I very much hopes that people will join me in marking the start of Armed Forces Week across Kirklees by attending one of the ceremonies. It is important that we acknowledge the contribution and show our support for our armed forces, veterans old and young and their families.”

Veterans, Forces personnel past and present, councillors and members of the public are invited to come along and join in the ceremonies that recognise our Armed Forces.

For more information

For more information about Armed Forces Day please visit the website.

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