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Armed Forces Day Flag flying from City Chambers signals forthcoming #AFD Parade

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Glasgow's Lord Provost Eva Bolander joined senior military personnel in George Square today to witness the Armed Forces Day Flag being flown from the City Chambers.

The Armed Forces Day flag ceremony is held annually to signal the city's forthcoming Armed Forces Day Parade when the Lord Provost, in her role as Lord Lieutenant, takes The Salute.

The Parade will pass through George Square on Saturday 29 June after setting off at 11 am from Holland Street.

At today's Flag Raising ceremony Lord Provost Eva Bolander welcomed Lieutenant Commander Iain Beaton from HMS Dalriada, (Royal Navy), Lieutenant Colonel Jim Bates (Army) and Squadron Leader Archie McCallum (Royal Air Force).
The Lord Provost said: "Glasgow's Armed Forces Day is always a wonderful occasion. This city takes great pride in supporting its military personnel and veterans.
"Glasgow was the first local authority in Scotland to hold an Armed Forces Day and we strengthened this support by signing up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

"I'm delighted to take the opportunity to welcome our armed forces and their families to Glasgow and to express our gratitude for their service and bravery."

"These events are appropriately, always held in George Square. Home to the city's Cenotaph - a memorial to men who lost their lives in the First World War."




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