The Armed Forces Day Flag has been raised around the country to mark the second national Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June 2010

Every local authority in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland simultaneously raised the Armed Forces Day flag at 10.30am on Monday 21st June. They were joined by 480 District, City Borough and Metropolitan Councils throughout the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as Government departments, No 10 Downing Street, overseas territories and operational bases overseas.

Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, said: “As a nation, we should be flying the flag for our Armed Forces and recognising all the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe. These men and women deserve our support and I would urge people up and down the country to get involved with all the many Armed Forces Day events that are taking place this week. They stand up for us; we must stand up for them.”

In Cardiff, hosts of this year’s Armed Forces Day national event, the flag is being delivered to the city by the Royal Navy on a boat from HMS Cambria. It will then be processed up to Cardiff Castle by members of the Armed Forces, a veteran and a cadet, where it will be raised on the Castle Keep.

For further information on Armed Forces Day click here