The Armed Forces Day flag has been raised over the City of London’s Guildhall as a mark of respect, admiration and affection for UK Armed Forces.
London's Reservists from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force were joined on parade in Guildhall Yard by cadets and veterans from all three Services.
The flag raising ceremony was presided over by the Lord Mayor of The City of London, Dr Andrew Parmley, in the presence of members of the City of London Corporation and senior military figures from all three Services.
The raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag marks the week of celebrations to commemorate the role of Britain’s Armed Forces past, present and future.
General Officer Commanding London District, Major General Ben Bathurst, joined the Lord Mayor on the saluting dais as the flag was raised, with musical accompaniment by the Band of the Coldstream Guards.
Addressing the parade the Lord Mayor said:
“As we raise this flag let us remember all those who have given their lives for this country, thank those who serve today, and inspire those in training for service in the future.”
Local authorities across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man have raised specially commissioned Armed Forces Day flags in a display of support, honouring Britain’s service men and women.