HMS Collingwood personnel all set to help mark Armed Forces Day

Len Chivers, 93, left, from Old Portsmouth and Vic Merry, 92, from Southsea 
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SERVICE personnel from HMS Collingwood will raise a flag to mark Armed Forces Day.

Fareham Borough Council will join other councils across the area when the flag is raised at 10.30am on Monday, June 20.

It will take place in West Street, close to the podium, by two service personnel from the Fareham-based training establishment.

It will begin with a procession led by the three platoons of serving personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.

They will be followed by the civic party, led by the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Trevor Cartwright.

The procession will make its way from Market Quay car park, through the Falklands Arch and on to the flag poles in West Street.

The Mayor of Fareham will address the procession and members of the public who have gathered to watch the event.

Cllr Cartwright, said: ‘I’m very proud to be leading the civic party at the Armed Forces flag raising event for Fareham, in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by all of our Armed Forces – past, present and future, and in particular, HMS Collingwood who are based here in the Borough.

‘I do hope that members of the public will take time out of their busy lives to join us at this event.’