The Mayor of Great Aycliffe, Councillor Jed Hillary, attended the War Memorial outside St. Clare’s Church on Monday, 20 June 2016 at 11 a.m. to raise a flag on behalf of the Town to mark the beginning of ‘Armed Forces Week’.
The Mayor was assisted by Officers from Aycliffe Armoury and the Barnard Armoury. Standard Bearers from the Royal British Legion were present together with members and representatives from the Club.
The outdoor Service was conducted by Revd. Elizabeth Bland from St. Clare’s Church and Arthur Middleton played the bagpipes whilst the Mayor raised the flag.
Veterans and members of the public attended to mark this annual occasion.