Celebrating Calderdale’s Armed Forces community

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Calderdale Council is inviting local people to say thank you to members of our Armed Forces, past and present, for the service they give to this country, at a flag raising ceremony on Monday 20 June to mark the start of Armed Forces Week 2016. 

The event will see the Armed Forces flag raised above Halifax Town Hall at 10am, and this will fly until Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25 June. The flag raising ceremony will also be attended by officers from the 4YORKS – Corunna Company – Yorkshire Regiment. 

People attending the ceremony are asked to meet at 9.50am at Broad Street Plaza, Halifax, for a great view of the Town Hall flagpole.  

Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: 

“Everyone is welcome to join us at our annual flag raising ceremony. It’s a chance to come together to mark our respect and thanks to the Armed Forces and veterans for their tireless work and bravery. 

“If you’d like to learn more about the local history of the Armed Forces, the informative and thought-provoking ‘For King and Country’ exhibition and the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum at Bankfield Museum, are open throughout the year. Visit for more information.” 

The Council is also reminding people about the support and advice it offers to those who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, as part of its commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant. 

Housing benefit, Council Tax Reduction, discounted training and free access to Council-run gyms and pools are just some of the things available. Find out more on our Armed forces personnel web page.  

Cllr Swift added: 

“If you are serving or have served in the Armed Forces and need some support or advice, we’re here to help and encourage you to get in touch.” 

For more information about the support available, please email or call 01422 393232.  

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