Sheriff of Chester raises the Armed Forces Day flag

23 June 2016

The Armed Forces Day Flag has been raised by the Sheriff of Chester, Councillor Myles Hogg and local military representatives at Chester's Town Hall Square, as part of a national week to honour the Armed Forces.

Councillor Hogg said: "The Council is committed to supporting the men, women and families of our Armed Forces, both past and present, and I was delighted to honour them at this event.

"Their hard work, commitment and sacrifice must never be forgotten and I was extremely proud to take part."

During the week,which runs from 20 to 26 June, military personnel are being offered special discounts at West Cheshire Museums Museums and free Park and Ride in Chester to honour national Armed Forces Week.

Armed Forces Day flag raised
Photo caption: Sergeant Andrew Powell, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bill Busby (Army Careers Centre, Chester), Helena Crawford (CWAC Highways, and Army Reservist), Chris Samuel (CWaC Armed Forces Covenant Co-ordinator), Warrant Officer Class 2 David Stanfield (The Queens' Own Yeomanry, Fox Barracks, Chester), Captain Stuart Viveash (2 Mercian Regiment, Dale Barracks, Chester), Councillor Myles Hogg (Sherriff of Chester), Colour Sergeant Robert Carr (2 Mercian Regiment) and Corporal Wayne Crabbe (The Queens' Own Yeomanry).

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