Flying the flag for the Armed Forces 2021

On Monday 21st June 2021, The Isle of Wight Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Susie Sheldon joined civic leaders and councillors including the Isle of Wight Council’s chairman, Councillor Geoff Brodie, council leader, Councillor Lora Peacey-Wilcox, and High Sheriff, James Attrill, for a socially distanced ceremony in St Thomas’ Square, Newport, to mark the start of Armed Forces Week with a flag-raising ceremony.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, Cadet Sergeant Dan Williams, who is a Royal Marines Cadet of Ryde Sea Cadet Corps, raised the flag.

Armed Forces Day is an annual event celebrated in June to commemorate the service, past and present, of men and women serving in the British Armed Forces.

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