King’s Lynn will show its support for members of the armed forces, raising the British Armed Forces Day Flag on 20 June, and welcoming the Royal Air Force Marham as they exercise their Freedom of the Borough on Wednesday 22 June.
Borough Mayor Cllr. Colin Sampson will raise the British Armed Forces Day Flag, to mark British Armed Forces Day, at a ceremony in Tower Gardens, King’s Lynn at 10.30 am on Monday 20 June. All members of the public are invited to join him and members of the Royal British Legion and military personnel as they show the borough’s support and respect for serving members of the armed forces and veterans.
The public is also invited to show their support for local service men and women from Royal Air Force Marham when personnel from the station parade through King’s Lynn as they exercise their Freedom of the Borough on Wednesday 22 June.
Borough Mayor, Cllr. Colin Sampson is looking forward to the opportunity to show his support and is urging people of the borough to join him. He said: “I am sure that the people of West Norfolk will feel particularly strongly this year that they want to show their appreciation and support, as we all know that the station’s resources have been even further stretched with recent events around the world. I will take great pride in welcoming the contingent from RAF Marham and inspecting them on parade”.
The parade will march on from Common Staithe Quay and form up on the Tuesday Market Place at 11.40 am. The civic procession, led by the mayor’s staffbearer, swordbearer and macebearers, will arrive just before noon when there will be a fly-past of aircraft from RAF Marham. The mayor will take the salute and inspect the parade. Following which, he will address those assembled on the Tuesday Market Place with a response given by the Station Commander, Group Captain Rochelle. The Band of the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell will play by permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council.
The Tuesday Market Place and Common Staithe Quay will be roped off from early Wednesday morning. For security reasons any cars still in the roped off areas after this will be removed by the police.
Also, for security reasons, there may be some very brief intermittent road closures in Tuesday Market Place and the junctions surrounding it, along with Page Stair Lane and Water Lane, between 0900 and 1230. The road around Tuesday Market Place will be closed from 1130 for one hour for the actual parade.