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Bromley Council pay tribute to armed forces with flag raising

PUBLISHED: 11:35 25 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:35 25 June 2013

Servicemen and women were remembered at the annual flag raising event yesterday.

Servicemen and women were remembered at the annual flag raising event yesterday.

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Bromley Council paid tribute to servicemen and women at its annual flag raising ceremony yesterday, marking the approach of Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

The event, at Civic Centre, was attended by veterans from the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force, as well as local MPs and the mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad.

Bromley Staff Choir led the singing of the national anthem, followed by renditions of Jerusalem and other numbers.

Cllr Stephen Carr, leader of the council, said: “We remember with great thanks and pride all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country.

“Their actions have allowed us to live today in peace and freedom. This annual flag raising ceremony is an opportunity to show Bromley’s support and gratitude to all those brave men and women of our armed forces, past and present.”

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