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Paying tribute to the Armed Forces this month

Photo taken by Kevin Ridgeon

Test Valley Borough Council are flying the flag on Armed Forces Day in Andover to commemorate those who help to protect our communities.

Today, Monday 21 June, from 10.45am, the Armed forces flags was blessed before being raised and flown for the week from the Guildhall.

The past TVBC mayor, councillor Martin Hatley was in Andover high street with local councillors and veterans.

Louise Porter, Test Valley Brass bugle player, played The Last Post and the Reveille during the service.

Deputy mayor, councillor Dowden, said: “It is absolutely vital that across the borough, we commemorate this day and pay tribute to our armed forces. Many sacrifices have been made by so many people for the freedoms we currently celebrate. I look forward to seeing the flags flying above our buildings for the week.

“From all of us in Test Valley, we thank all current serving troops, veterans and cadets, who have been working to support our communities during the ongoing pandemic.”

The immediate past mayor, councillor Hatley, added: “I am honoured to represent the borough council in recognition of the men and women who have given so much to protect our country.”