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Andover raises the flag for Armed Forces Day 2019

Members of Test Valley Borough and Andover Town Councils were in attendance at the Guildhall today for the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag over Andover.

In preparation for 29th June, the flag has been hoisted over the Guildhall for all to see and remember.

The ceremony which included the exortation read by the Chairman of the Andover Royal British Legion, Prayers led by Canon Jill Bentall, and a talk by the current Mayor of Test Valley, who reminded all present that the day was originally called Veterans Day, but got changed to Armed Forces Day to remember not only those who have served, but also those who continue to do so.

At the stroke of 11, the bugler sounded off last post leading to the 2 minutes silence and then reveille.

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