Bristol raises the flag in support of armed forces

Bristolians are being encouraged to help boost morale and show their support of our armed forces while staying home as part of Armed Forces Day this Saturday.

With the annual armed forces day parade and other events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bristol City Council is encouraging people to find ways to participate in activities online instead.

The Lord Mayor explains: “Whilst planned events are not able to take place this year because of the current situation, Bristolians can still take part by flying the armed forces day flag at home, taking a #SaluteOurForces selfie, or writing to a loved one or someone they know personally in the armed forces to boost their morale.

“This is an important opportunity to show our support for the men and women who make up our armed forces community – from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.”

A flag raising ceremony marking the beginning of the Armed Forces Day celebrations with the Lord Mayor and First Citizen, Councillor Jos Clark, High Sheriff, Dr J Manley, Lord-Lieutenant for Bristol Mrs Peaches Golding OBE, and a piper took place on Wednesday 24th June.

More information about Armed Forces Day can be found here: