Local veterans from all the services are invited to attend this event at the Civic Offices at 10.30am on Monday 19 June. Current service personnel, and the public, are also very welcome to attend.
Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for those in the armed forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets, which provides a much-valued morale boost.
The ceremony is organised in partnership with the Basingstoke and Overton Royal British Legion and will include the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag.
The Mayor Cllr Paul Frankum said: “Armed Forces Day is a chance for us all to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of men and women in the services and to show our support to those who are currently serving.
“I hope that many people will join me on the 19th to publicly thank the members of our Armed Forces for their dedication, their bravery and the incredible sacrifices which they make for all of us.”
Any veterans who wish to have a veteran’s badge presented by the Mayor can contact Frank Connolly on 01256 414393 and leave their name, address, contact number, service and regiment.
For more information on the Mayor visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/mayor.