Flying the Flag of Support at Chicksands

460 (Dunstable) Squadron were represented at the annual Armed Forces Day flag raising event held at Priory House, Chicksands. The ceremony attended by the Commanding Officer, Flt Lt Mick Bell, Banner bearer Sgt Jason Lee and CI Chris White marks the beginning of a week of the flag flying in frChicksands AFD Flagont of the council offices.

Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 27th June with special events held all over the country to celebrate and commemorate the armed forces.

“With Armed Forces Day flags all over the country asking us to ‘Show Your Support’, is a privilege to be here today doing just that.” said CI Chris White

The predicted heavy rain thankfully stayed away while the last post was played and banners from organisations across the area dipped, and by the time the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire had raised the flag the sun had broken through.

“This is the second time I’ve attended the flag raising for Armed Forces day” explained Sgt Lee “I enjoy that it’s an upbeat celebration, being positive and proud of our forces.”