22 Jun Basildon’s Deputy Mayor to raise flag to mark Armed Forces Week
The Deputy Mayor of Basildon, Cllr Danny Lawrence, will raise the Armed Forces flag on Monday (25 June) to honour currently serving troops, their families, veterans and cadets.
The public and press are invited to attend the flag raising ceremony, which will take place outside the Basildon Centre at 11am.
It will mark the start of Armed Forces Week, which is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
On Armed Forces Day itself, Saturday 30 June, the Mayor of Basildon, Cllr David Dadds, will join a parade organised by the Civil Military Partnership Board in partnership with Basildon Council. It will start from Toys R Us in Basildon town centre at noon, with an inspection by Wing Commander Nicky Weston in East Square at 12.15pm. This will be followed by a march-past ending at Costa Coffee at 12.40pm.