District honours Britain’s servicemen and women

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Visitors to Daventry’s New Street Centre enjoyed a free afternoon tea as the town marked Armed Forces Day.

They enjoyed a range of delicious cakes and sandwiches at the event on Friday (28 June), which marked the culmination of a week of activities to honour Britain’s servicemen and women.

It began on Monday 24 June with the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag at Daventry District Council’s (DDC) civic offices in Lodge Road, attended by councillors, DDC staff and members of the Royal British Legion (pictured below). 

That was followed on the Wednesday by a Veterans’ Breakfast at the New Street Centre, offering past and present members of our armed forces a chance to socialise as well as access advice and support.

Friday’s afternoon tea was preceded by a flag raising ceremony hosted by Daventry Town Council at the Twinning Area at the top of London Road. 

Armed Forces Day itself took place on Saturday 29 June and was an opportunity for the nation to show its support for the UK’s serving and retired military community.

Organisations including DDC, Daventry Town Council, Daventry and District Welfare Foundation, Daventry New Street Café, Daventry’s Royal British Legion and Daventry & District Forum came together to co-ordinate local activities, which also benefitted from a £750 grant from DDC’s Local Lotto Community Pot. 

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