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Flag Flying Ceremony Honouring British Forces

18 June 2018

The Flag Flying Ceremony took place outside Bewdley Museum on Monday 19th June 2017. A Parade Marshal led Standard Bearers from ex and serving Armed Forces associations through the museum and out to the front of the museum where they gathered for a ceremony. At 10.15am guests were formally welcomed by Wyre Forest District Council followed by prayers. The flag was raised at 10.30am by The Chairman of WFDC to honour the British Armed Forces, past, present and future. Following the raising of the flag, a local Primary School performed a couple of appropriate songs to end the ceremony.


The Armed Forces Flag Flying Ceremony is an annual opportunity for everyone to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces’ community, from currently serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets. We urge Wyre Forest residents to come to the Flag Flying Ceremony and if appropriate to wear their full military regalia, berets, blazers or uniform to mark the occasion, so please spread the word.


Wyre Forest District Council is one of hundreds of councils across the country taking part in a week of official celebrations in honour of our Armed Forces. The national centrepiece of the celebrations is on 24th June in Liverpool and local events will be taking place across the country. For more information visit

All local authorities are invited by the Ministry of Defence to take part in a national 'Fly a Flag' campaign. More information can be found here.

We are one of hundreds of councils across the country that take part in these events.

2016's "Fly the Flag" event took place outside Wyre Forest House.

Photographs from the 2016 event can be viewed here.

For further details please contact the Events Team

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