Published: Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Warwick District Council is marking Armed Forces Week with special events to celebrate and salute the work and dedication of those who have served or are serving in our Armed Forces.

Armed forces flag raising

On Monday 24 June the Armed Forces Day flag was raised at the Royal Leamington Spa Town Hall in the company of the Chairman of Warwick District Council Cllr George Illingworth TD, who served for 36 years as a REME officer in the Territorial Army, the Mayors of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth and representatives from Kineton Station, Royal Naval Association, Royal British Legion and the Fusiliers Museum.

The whole community will then get the chance to join the celebrations this Saturday 29 June from 11am to 3pm with an Armed Forces Community Fun day at St John’s House Museum in Warwick, with music from a Regimental band, wartime songs and activities and displays from the Royal British Legion, Warwickshire Cadets Association and Kineton Station. There will also be a climbing tower, bouncy castle, circus skills, hot-dogs, cakes and ice cream.

The Chairman of Warwick District Council Cllr George Illingworth commented;

“Our armed forces community have dedicated their lives to serving our country and it is important that as a district we join together not only to celebrate, but also to say thank you.”

Picture by and © Jon Mullis/Leamington Observer 2019

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