Armed forces celebration

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CHESTERFIELD has announced its plans to mark Veterans and Armed Forces Day.

Mayor Coun Donald Parsons, will join war veterans, cadets, members of the public and schoolchildren in raising the Armed Forces Day flag by the war memorial opposite the Town Hall on Monday, June 25.

The ceremony will start with a parade at 10.20am and the flag will be raised at 10.30am.

Coun Parsons said: “The raising of the flag at the War Memorial is always an extremely moving event.

“I’d encourage as many as possible to come along.”