The Mayor of Milton Keynes will launch Armed Forces Week with a flag-raising ceremony at 10am this morning.
The celebrations will begin outside the Civic Offices of Milton Keynes Council ahead of the commemorative day on Saturday, June 27.
It is a chance for everyone to show support for servicemen and women and for the wider Armed Forces community, their families, veterans and cadets.
Joining Councillor Keith McLean at the event will be the leader of the council, Councillor Pete Marland, and representatives from the armed forces including WW2 veterans.
Mayor Keith McLean said: “Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families.
“They continue to protect and keep the peace across the world so that we can all feel safe and secure in our homes and that is why it is only right for us to salute their efforts in this way.”
> The public, serving and ex-service personnel and their families are invited to come along to show their support at the Armed Forces Day big event for Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire on Saturday, 27 June from 1pm until 7pm.
An air show will be the highlight of the event due to be held at Aylesbury Rugby Club, Weston Turville (HP22 5RN).
The event includes live music, craft stalls and other activities as well as a fly past by WW2 vintage Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes.
All armed forces servicemen current and previous and their families are invited to contact the local branch of the Royal British Legion for details about free tickets.
The public wishing to enjoy a great day out while at the same time support the armed forces, can buy tickets at www.buckscc.gov.uk/armedforcesday/ or call 01296 395000.
And if you wish to volunteer to help on the day with running the event please register your interest here at www.buckscc.gov.uk/afdvolunteers