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Armed Forces Week will begin with the Raising of the Flag

The Armed Forces Flag will be raised at Skipton Town Hall on Monday June 19th as the Craven District Council chairman joins veterans for a special ceremony.

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Councillor Chris Moorby, former chairman of Craven District Council, with the flag in 2016

The flag will be raised at the Town Hall at 10am in front of veterans from the Royal British Legion.

The Craven District Council chairman, Councillor Stephen Place, will host the event, which will coincide with similar ceremonies across the UK.

The Armed Forces Week will conclude with Armed Forces Day on Sunday June 25. There will be a parade of cadets and veterans at 3.30pm followed by the lowering of the flag, with refreshments provided afterwards in Holy Trinity Church.

The event is being organised by Craven District Council, the Royal British Legion and Skipton Town Council.