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Flag raising parade cancelled

A parade planned in Chesterfield to mark Armed Forces Day on 23 June has been cancelled.

Armed Forces Day aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces, and to provide an opportunity for the nation to show its support.

The Chesterfield Combined Ex Service Association was working with Chesterfield Borough Council to hold a parade of ex service veterans and local cadets which would culminate in the Armed Forces Flag being raised at the town’s war memorial.

But the event has had to be cancelled as not enough veterans and standard bearers can attend as hoped.

Chesterfield Borough Council will still fly the Armed Forces Flag on the Town Hall all week to mark the event.

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