Wellingborough honours armed forces

Wellingborough Mayor, Cllr Graham Lawman
Wellingborough Mayor, Cllr Graham Lawman

This year’s Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 29 will be marked with an event at Wellingborough Museum.

The event is one of hundreds taking place all over the country to honour the military community.

The Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Graham Lawman, will start the event when he arrives with the Armed Forces Day flag at 8.45am.

The flag will be ceremoniously raised by the Wellingborough Cadet Force at 9am and will be followed by a day of activities and displays at the museum, with members of the Royal British Legion on hand to chat.

At 5pm the closing ceremony will begin with a parade led by the 1st Wellingborough Boys Brigade Corps of Drums and followed by a short service. The flag will be lowered at 6pm and presented to the Mayor.

Cllr Lawman said: “Armed Forces Day is a day when the whole nation is invited to show support for the military community both serving and retired, at home and abroad. It is a time to recognise the enormous contribution made to our country by the men and women who make up the armed forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, from veterans to cadets.

“I am proud to be joining the Royal British Legion for this event and to be able to add my support to a very important day.”

Cllr Lawman has chosen the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes as two of the charities set to benefit from the fundraising he will carry out during his mayoral year.