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Special flag raised in Great Yarmouth to launch Armed Forces Day celebrations

PUBLISHED: 12:34 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:18 19 June 2017

Great Yarmouth mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne is joined by military personnel at the flag unveiling. Picture: David Hannant

Great Yarmouth mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne is joined by military personnel at the flag unveiling. Picture: David Hannant

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A special flag to mark Armed Forces Day has been raised outside of Great Yarmouth Town Hall, honouring the nation’s troops.

A special flag to mark Armed Forces Day in Great Yarmouth being raised Picture: David Hannant A special flag to mark Armed Forces Day in Great Yarmouth being raised Picture: David Hannant

Led by Philip Shryane of St Mary’s in Great Yarmouth, a service saw military personnel and flag bearers observe as the flag was hoisted up the mast.

He said: “It’s important we remember those who served in the military and those who still do, protecting our nation and bringing peace.”

Among those present were representatives from the Great Yarmouth branch of the Royal British Legion.

Kerry Robinson-Payne, mayor of the Great Yarmouth borough did the honours, with the flag bearing a message of support for the armed forces.

She said: “Events like this really make you realise how people sacrificed their lives for us all and still do. I’m very proud to have raised the flag, which I hope will make sure people reflect and appreciate what these people do for us all.”

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