29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day

Sleaford — 24 June 2024

Armed Forces Flag Raising and Veterans Lunch

10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kesteven Street
NG34 7EF
United Kingdom

We start our celebrations with the traditional Armed Forces Flag Raising ceremony at our dedicated Flag Pole outside our offices in central Sleaford at 10:30am on the 24th June 2024, with the celebrating past, present and future generations of Armed Forces personnel. Communities from across the District will be invited to join us to take part in the free Flag Raising Ceremony as are representatives from the ATC, ACF, SAFFA, RBL and senior officers from RAF Bases Cranwell and Digby. The Flag Raising is blessed by Rev’d Johnson, the Vicar of Sleaford and the Ceremony ends with a range of songs sung by a local Primary School choir.

The event then moves to NKDC’s Civic suite for a free Veteran’s Badge award service and lunch which is a ticketed event for our Veteran’s Badge recipients, guests and dignitaries. Awarding the Veteran’s Badges will be the Leader of NKDC (a military Veteran) and we will be inviting Naval and RAF Veteran’s to share their experiences with the audience to enrich the experience for those Veteran Badge recipients.