Photo Gallery: King’s Lynn flies the flag for Armed Forces Week

Civic service to raise the flag for West Norfolk

Members of the Royal British Legion were joined by schoolchildren for the flag raising ceremony in King's Lynn's Tower Gardens yesterday.

A parade formed-up at the Legion's Tower Street club before the short march to the gardens for the service to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week.

West Norfolk Mayor Colin Sampson paid tribute to service personnel currently on active service while honouring those who have retired.

'On Wednesday this week I will be taking the salute as RAF Marham exercises the Freedom of the Borough and I would urge as many of you as possible to come along,' he said.

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The Mayor's Chaplain, Canon Christopher Ivory, blessed the flag and conducted a short service before it was raised.

Pupils from schools including Downham Market High and Fairstead Community also attended the ceremony.

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Personnel from RAF Marham will be taking part in the Freedom of the Borough ceremony on Wedneday at noon in Lynn's Tuesday Market Place.

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