Armed Forces Day Lord Mayor Flag Raising 22 June 2015

Plymouth's new Lord Mayor, Councillor John Mahony

Plymouth’s new Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr John Mahony

The Armed Forces Flag will be flown from Plymouth Guildhall flagpole to mark the start of Plymouth Armed Forces Week following a ceremony on Monday 22 June.

The ceremony will take place at 10am in front of the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Dr John Mahony, and the Lord Leiutenant of Devon’s representative, Deputy Lieutenant Sir Peter Squire.

Other civic and military leaders will also be present including Plymouth City Council Leader Councillor Tudor Evans, Deputy Leader Councillor Peter Smith, Leader of the Opposition Councillor Ian Bowyer. Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council Tracey Lee will also be there.

The flag raising ceremony will be followed by a reception where the Lord Mayor will present three veterans with their badges and the winner and runners-up for the Armed Forces Day Badge competition.
The flag will be flown all week, including during Armed Forces Day which takes place on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 27 June.

Lord Mayor Councillor Dr John Mahony said: “Armed Forces Week is an opportunity to thank our local armed forces personnel for their hard work and dedication, and to commemorate the sacrifices they make to keep us all safe.
“Marking this event in a city such as Plymouth with strong military connections is most important.”

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Order of proceedings

Parade personnel in position
Lord Mayor’s party process from the Council House to the Guildhall

Route lining contingent brought to attention
Parade marshal brings buglers and flag hoisting party to attention. Standard bearers carry standards.
Lord Mayor’s party and invitees process from the Guildhall through the lined route to the Guildhall flagpoles.

Cadet in charge of Colour Party requests permission from the Lord Mayor to proceed with the flag raising.

Buglers sound the ‘still’. Parade marshall orders general salute.
The Armed Forces Flag is raised
Parade marshall approaches Lord Mayor and asks permission to ‘carry on’
Parade marshall orders ‘colour party dismiss’
Lord Mayor leads invitees back through lined route to the Guildhall steps.

Route lining contingent fallen out by NCO I/C

All those in attendance are invited to join the Lord Mayor for an official photograph on the steps of the Guildhall.