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Armed Forces Week will begin with a parade and the Raising of the Flag

The Armed Forces Flag will be raised at Skipton Town Hall on Monday June 24th as the Craven District Council chairman joins veterans for a special ceremony.

There will be a parade in Skipton High Street by the 5th Regiment Royal Artillery – the Yorkshire Gunners – from 10.50am.

The flag will then be raised at the Town Hall at 11am in front of veterans from the Royal British Legion.

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

The Armed Forces Week will conclude on Sunday July 7th, coinciding with Sheep Day in Skipton. The flag will be lowered at 4pm.

Councillor David Ireton, Craven District Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “We’re proud to have the Yorkshire Gunners parading in the town once again to mark the raising of the flag for Armed Forces Week this year.  

“We welcome the opportunity for us all to honour the men and women, past and present, who have served their country.”

The Armed Forces Week events are being organised by Craven District Council, Skipton Town Council and the Royal British Legion Skipton Branch.