Armed Forces Week 2018

West Oxfordshire District Council, supported by 2120 (Witney) Squadron, Air Training Corps, raised the Armed Forces Day flag today, Monday 25 June, as part of the lead-up to the national celebrations on Saturday 30 June.

This year marks the tenth Armed Forces Day, an annual national campaign to show support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

The Council Chairman, Cllr Maxine Crossland, raised the flag at the Council’s Woodgreen building with Cadet Sergeant Jonathan Braithwaite (both pictured) of The Kings School.

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Flying the flag is a way of showing our support and appreciation of the outstanding contribution made by the Armed Forces as they work to protect our country and contribute to international peace and security.

In West Oxfordshire we have close ties with RAF Brize Norton and staff and officers stationed here are also our neighbours and friends.

Cllr Maxine Crossland