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Salford is snapping to attention to celebrate Armed Forces Week 2019.

Salford is snapping to attention to celebrate Armed Forces Week 2019.

The celebrations will begin on Monday 24 June with the raising of the armed forces flag at Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton.

The Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Councillor Charlie McIntyre and the City Mayor Paul Dennett will be joined by the Lord Lieutenant Mr Warren J. Smith and the Lancashire Fusiliers for the ceremony which runs from 10.30am to 11am. The Salford in Harmony choir will also be performing and the event is open to everyone.

On Saturday 29 June Salford’s military and community parade will travel from Duke’s Drive, Monton, along Parrin Lane to Winton Park, starting at 10.30am. Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling in this area as the parade passes through.

It will officially launch the Winton family day festival Winton Park which runs from 11am to 4pm. The day includes fun for all the family with entertainment on stage and mini fairground rides for children.

The Salford Angels WI will be serving refreshments and home-made cake in the tea tent and the event is being supported by 236 Squadron, Lancashire Fusiliers, the Sea and Air Cadets, Brownies and Rainbows, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Booths Charities.

Salford City Council’s Armed Forces Champions are Councillor Margaret Morris and Councillor Barry Warner.

Councillor Morris said: “Armed Forces Week is a chance to show our appreciation and support for all the armed forces community – those currently serving, veterans, reservists and cadets and their families.”

Councillor Warner added: “Their dedication and sacrifice keeps us all safe and protects our peace and way of life in troubled times. We owe them all an incredible debt of gratitude as well as our respect and admiration.”

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