East Sussex shows support for Armed Forces Day

East Sussex County council chairman Cllr Colin Belsey, with chief operating officer Kevin Foster, raises the flag at County Hall to mark Armed Forces DayEAST Sussex County Council is flying the flag to mark the role played by Britain’s armed forces.

The armed forces flag will fly at County Hall, in Lewes, all this week to mark Armed Forces Day, an annual event which this year falls on Saturday, June 28.

The event is intended to raise awareness of the contribution made by the nation’s servicemen and women and to show support for the armed forces.

Council chairman Cllr Colin Belsey (pictured with chief operating officer Kevin Foster), who raised the flag on Monday, June 23, said: “We should never take for granted the bravery and dedication of those who serve in our armed forces.

“By raising the flag we’re making a public declaration of our support for servicemen and women, service families, veterans and cadets – particularly those from East Sussex.”

More information about Armed Forces Day is available online at www.armedforcesday.org.uk