A flag was raised in Sutton High Street this morning to mark Armed Forces Day.

The annual event is an opportunity for the public to show their support for those serving in the forces.

The British Armed Forces Day Flag was raised by the deputy mayor Councillor Margaret Court.

She said: “This is a symbol of the support we feel towards our brave warriors.

“The men and women who are our sailors, soldiers and airmen.”

The flag was raised at a special ceremony in Trinity Square, which was attended by members of the Royal British Legion and military cadets.


It was hoisted up at 10am where it will stay until next Monday.

The deputy mayor made a speech at the brief ceremony, and the national anthem was played to mark the occasion.

Sutton Council Leader Ruth Dombey said: “Armed Forces Day is a fitting mark of respect to our brave servicemen and women who proudly serve our country.

“This year's event is even more poignant as we mark the 100th anniversary of World War One.”

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Deputy mayor Councillor Margaret Court (centre), Council Leader Ruth Dombey (right), and the military cadets