King’s Lynn will be raising a flag to Armed Forces Week with civic parade and 100 schoolchildren

RAF Marham's Freedom of the Borough parade moves to September

West Norfolk's Borough Mayor will be joined by around 100 schoolchildren and members of the uniformed services to raise the flag for Armed Forces Week on Monday.

Geoffrey Wareham will be joined by his deputy Gary Sandell and other civic guests for the ceremony in King's Lynn's Tower Gardens at 10.30am.

Both of them will take part in a full civic parade from the Royal British Legion's building in Tower Street before the flag-raising ceremony which will be attended by pupils from a number of schools in the town.

There will also be serving representatives of the Royal Navy, Army and RAF along with cadets, veterans and members of the public.

A reading will be made by a cadet and a school pupil and the flag will be raised and left until July 1.

Armed Forces Day is on Saturday, June 30, and the national event will be held in Plymouth.

Most Read

Among the veterans there will be a number who fought in the Falklands campaign. These veterans, who are members of the South Atlantic Medal Association, or SAMA82, will be leading the marching contingent of veterans in the parade in honour of the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

The annual Freedom Parade in King's Lynn by service personnel at RAF Marham has been put back until September.

The parade is normally staged in June, but due to operational reasons this year's event will be held on Wednesday, September 12, during Battle of Britain Week.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter