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Exhibition, Sat 22 Jun 2019, free entry

Armed Forces Week: Flag-Raising Event

Armed Forces Week: Flag-Raising Event


Join military personnel, armed forces veterans, cadets, their families and related support organisations for the Leeds Armed Forces Day flag-raising ceremony, hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor with the assistance of the Children’s Lord Mayor, Rio Abbott.

Padre of HMS Ceres, David Pickett will carry out the initial welcome and service.

Leeds residents are advised to arrive early for a good viewing spot for this military spectacle.

Along with an impressive array of standards, among those in attendance will be representatives from:

● Royal British Legion

● Yorkshire Regiment

● Yorkshire Malayan and Borneo Veterans Association

● Women’s Royal Air Force – branch of the RAF Association

● Rifles Light Infantry and KOYLI Association

● Leeds Rifles

● Royal Engineers Association

● Polish contingent – Royal British Legion

The flag-raising event marks the start of Armed Forces Week, which celebrates the contribution of our armed forces, veterans, and their families – past and present.

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Dates Times
Sat 22 Jun 2019 11:00 to 11:45


Free entry

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Map reference: SE 298339  Lat: 53.80054 Long: -1.54902

By Road: From all routes head towards Leeds city centre. Arriving in Leeds, follow the signs for the loop road. This road will take you around the city centre on a one way system. Millennium Square is located at junction four of the loop. Parking is located signposted around the city centre, with coach parking found next to it.

By public transport: From Leeds city station exit the train station by the Queens hotel and cross over the road by the Park Plaza hotel. Walk straight up Park Row and cross The Headrow. Victoria Gardens is found to your left

From Leeds bus station head towards the market on New York Street, turn right onto Vicar Lane and at the crossroads, turn left onto the Headrow. Walk down The Headrow until you get to a crossroads with Costa Coffee on your left and Radisson SAS on your right. Victoria Gardens is opposite Radisson SAS and next the the Library and Art Gallery.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


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