Councillors, residents and veterans stood side by side outside Clacton Town Hall today to demonstrate Tendring’s on-going support for the nation’s Armed Forces.
They were there to witness a specially-commissioned Armed Forces Flag being hoisted from the flagpole in Station Road at 11am.
It will now be flown throughout the week by Tendring District Council (TDC) in appreciation of the contribution made by all those who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces over so many years.
There were five Standards on display at the ceremony which was led by TDC Vice Chairman Karen Yallop and the Rev John Allison.
Cllr Yallop said: “It was a great privilege and honour to be able to raise the flag on behalf of all the residents of the District to show our on-going support.”
A minute’s silence was also held for the victims of the horrific incidents which have taken place in the country over the past few weeks.
The Armed Forces Flag will stay in place until after Armed Forces Day, which this year has been designated as June 24 by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The Council will also be flying a British Armed Forces Flag at its Weeley offices but there was no ceremony at the site.