Flags raised to mark start of Armed Forces Week

Flags have been raised at buildings in Northamptonshire to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.

A ceremony was held at North Northamptonshire Council's office for the flag raising in Corby and attended by organisations supporting the armed forces community.

Armed Forces Week celebrates the contribution of the United Kingdom's military community, veterans and their families.

The week culminates in Armed Forces Day which takes place on 29 June.

James Saunders Watson, the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, said: "The week surrounding Armed Forces Day on 29 June is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the armed forces family.

"We should be proud to support our armed forces and it is a time when the nation unites to honour the selfless service of the entire armed forces family."

Reserves Day will be held on Wednesday to provides an opportunity to honour the reserve forces.

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