Parade through Hereford to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday

Parade through Hereford to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday

The flag raising ceremony at Hereford's Shirehall on Monday.

The flag raising ceremony at Hereford's Shirehall on Monday.

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A PARADE featuring hundreds of serving and former military personnel will mark Armed Forces Day in Hereford this Saturday.

The annual event celebrates and honours the armed forces community across the country and the Hereford event is set to reflect the county's long and honoured military traditions.

It takes place around the Shirehall and Cathedral Close with displays, exhibitions, stalls and book signings.

The parade through the city takes place at 2.20pm as part of the Royal British Legion's annual county rally.

It will see hundreds of serving and former military personnel form up in High Town and march along Broad Street to Hereford Cathedral for Evensong.

They will then march back to High Town, via Broad Street.

There will also be entertainment from Hereford College of Arts students, Hereford Police Male Choir and The Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh between 10am and 3pm.

On Monday this week, a special flag-raising ceremony took place at Hereford’s Shirehall.

It was attended by local civic dignitaries, senior figures from all three services and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Herefordshire Lady Darnley.

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3:11pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Ubique1 says...

Thought that readers would be interested in the following...Since WW2 over 3500 British Doldiers have been killed on active service......
Philistine 1922-1948. 233
Malaya. 1948a1960. 340
Korean War 1950-1953. 765
Canel Zone Egypt 1951-1953. 54
Kenya 1952-1960. 12
Cyprus 1955-1959. 371
Suez Crisi 1956. 22
Oman and Dhofar 1962-1975. 24
Boreno 1962-1966. 126
Aden 1963-1967. 68
Northern Ireland 1969-1998. 763
Falklands 1982. 255
Gulf War 1990-1991. 47
Balkans 1992-2001. 48
Sierra Leonne 2000. 1
Afghanis 2001-? 385
Iraq 2003-2009. 179

Very few of the locations were classified as "War" it was either an Emergency or Confrontation etc.

Armed Forces Week is a time when we should remember what all our Armed Forces do for Quuen and Country .

We will remember them.

Thank you for reading this - it is APPRICIATED .
Thought that readers would be interested in the following...Since WW2 over 3500 British Doldiers have been killed on active service...... Philistine 1922-1948. 233 Malaya. 1948a1960. 340 Korean War 1950-1953. 765 Canel Zone Egypt 1951-1953. 54 Kenya 1952-1960. 12 Cyprus 1955-1959. 371 Suez Crisi 1956. 22 Oman and Dhofar 1962-1975. 24 Boreno 1962-1966. 126 Aden 1963-1967. 68 Northern Ireland 1969-1998. 763 Falklands 1982. 255 Gulf War 1990-1991. 47 Balkans 1992-2001. 48 Sierra Leonne 2000. 1 Afghanis 2001-? 385 Iraq 2003-2009. 179 Very few of the locations were classified as "War" it was either an Emergency or Confrontation etc. Armed Forces Week is a time when we should remember what all our Armed Forces do for Quuen and Country . We will remember them. Thank you for reading this - it is APPRICIATED . Ubique1
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