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Flag flown to mark Armed Forces Day celebrations countdown

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Glasgow's Depute Lord Provost, Councillor Philip Braat joined senior military personnel in George Square to witness the Armed Forces Day Flag being flown from the City Chambers.

The Armed Forces Day flag ceremony is held annually to signal the city's forthcoming Armed Forces Day (AFD) celebrations hosted by the Lord Provost, in her role as Lord Lieutenant. This years AFD will be held inGeorge Square on Saturday 30 June from 11 am.

At the Flag Raising ceremony the Depute Lord Provost welcomed Commander Gary Mills (Royal Navy), Lieutenant Colonel Rory Shannon (Army) and Squadron Leader Archie McCallum (Royal Air Force). They were joined by former Councillor Phil Green, the city's Veterans Champion.

The Lord Provost said: "Glasgow's Armed Forces Day is always a wonderful occasion. This city takes great pride in supporting its military personnel and veterans.
 
"Glasgow was the first local authority in Scotland to hold an Armed Forces Day and we strengthened this support by signing up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

"I'm delighted to take the opportunity to welcome our armed forces and their families to Glasgow and to express our gratitude for their service and bravery.""Armed Forces is appropriately, always held in George Square home to the city's Cenotaph - a memorial to men who lost their lives in the First World War."

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