Flying the flag for our Armed Forces

Friday, 10 June, 2022

Havant Borough Council will be honouring the men and women that serve our nation at home and overseas by raising the Armed Forces Day Flag.

In a ceremony on Monday 20 June the specially-designed flag will be hoisted over the Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, and will fly until Armed Forces Day itself, on Saturday 25 June.

The Mayor of Havant, Cllr Diana Patrick, and HBC's Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Julie Thain-Smith, will attend the service led by Sandra Haggan, of St Faith’s Church, Havant.

Residents are invited to watch the short ceremony, which starts at 10.30am, and pay tribute to past and present service personnel, their partners and families.

Cllr Patrick said: “Havant Borough Council always marks Armed Forces Day as a demonstration of our respect and admiration for the tireless work carried out on our behalf by the brave men and women of the Armed Forces.

“I would be delighted to see members of the public at the Plaza to witness the ceremony as well as service personnel, veterans and cadets.”

Cllr Julie Thain-Smith, Havant Borough Council’s Armed Forces Champion and Royal Navy veteran, said: “Havant Borough has always had close ties with the Armed Forces community and no-one has a greater respect for the sacrifices they make than our residents.

“Armed Forces Day is a great way to say ‘thank you’ to these wonderful men and women who do so much to keep us safe, all year round.

“Please come and join our simple ceremony and show them they have your support.”

Find out more about Armed Forces Day.