Corby residents invited to mark Armed Forces Week

James Ashworth VC Square, Corby
James Ashworth VC Square, Corby

Residents in Corby are invited to join the mayor, Cllr Anthony Dady, at 10am on Monday, June 23, to mark Armed Forces Week.

The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised in James Ashworth VC Square, outside the Cube, during a ceremony to remember the men and women, past and present, who have served their country.

The flag-raising ceremony will be the first to be held since the square was named in honour of former Lodge Park Academy pupil, Lance Corporal James Ashworth, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in June 2012.

Cllr Dady, said: “Leading up to Armed Forces Day, the ceremony gives us the opportunity to both raise public awareness of the contribution made by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces and to demonstrate our support and appreciation to the troops, veterans and families involved.

“Corby has the most amazing community spirit and we hope that residents will come and join us on Monday. Standing in James Ashworth VC Square to raise the Armed Forces flag, I feel, will really bring home to us how much our servicemen and women sacrifice to protect our country and how much they truly deserve our support.”