Flags will fly for the Forces

The Advertiser Series: FORCES DAY: An RAF Hawk will flyover Darlington town centre as part of Armed Forces Day FORCES DAY: An RAF Hawk will flyover Darlington town centre as part of Armed Forces Day

AN RAF Hawk will flyover Darlington town centre on Monday and flags will fly to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

The Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Gerald Lee, will attend a special ceremony in the Market Square along with various military associations and around 100 schoolchildren.

The event is to say thank you to all servicemen and women present and past for the contribution they have made to their country.

All are welcome to take part in the service and show their support.

The event starts at 10am in the Market Square, with the Hawk expected to arrive from RAF Leeming for a flyover at 10.30am.

Cllr Lee said: “I am honoured to be part of this occasion that will help to show our gratitude to all who work hard to protect our country.

“It is a particularly poignant time this year as we also celebrate the centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings.

“I urge all to come along and show their support and respect for our troops of past and present.”

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6:42pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Jan Van-Winkel says...

Such a pity this is on Monday. Many, as I, will be in work and unable to take part. Surely important events such as this should be arranged to take place on a weekend. I realise this might necessitate it being held on a date nearest the official date (as is Remembrance Day) but would, I feel, bolster attendance.
Such a pity this is on Monday. Many, as I, will be in work and unable to take part. Surely important events such as this should be arranged to take place on a weekend. I realise this might necessitate it being held on a date nearest the official date (as is Remembrance Day) but would, I feel, bolster attendance. Jan Van-Winkel
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7:53pm Fri 20 Jun 14

stevegg says...

Quite right that we should pay respects to our underresourced armed forces personell. The only enemy they have is their own employers - the UK government who are hell bent on anhilating them to save money!
Quite right that we should pay respects to our underresourced armed forces personell. The only enemy they have is their own employers - the UK government who are hell bent on anhilating them to save money! stevegg
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5:07pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Time-Traveller says...

“It is a particularly poignant time this year as we also celebrate the centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. " Errrrr, you are about 5 years off Northern Echo.....
“It is a particularly poignant time this year as we also celebrate the centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. " Errrrr, you are about 5 years off Northern Echo..... Time-Traveller
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4:10pm Sun 22 Jun 14

john-kelly says...

Time-Traveller wrote:
“It is a particularly poignant time this year as we also celebrate the centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. " Errrrr, you are about 5 years off Northern Echo.....
you will have to be more precise time traveller, both the Mayor and the echo will still be puzzling over your comment,.
[quote][p][bold]Time-Traveller[/bold] wrote: “It is a particularly poignant time this year as we also celebrate the centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. " Errrrr, you are about 5 years off Northern Echo.....[/p][/quote]you will have to be more precise time traveller, both the Mayor and the echo will still be puzzling over your comment,. john-kelly
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