A SPECIAL flag was raised at the district council's Brympton Way offices in celebration of this year's national Armed Forces Day.

The ceremony marked the build up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June, an event that takes place every year to celebrate the UK's armed forces - past, present and future.

The Vice-Chairman of South Somerset District Council, Cllr Carol Goodall was joined by representatives from RNAS Yeovilton, the Somerset Army Cadet Force, Soldiers Sailors & Airmen Families, Air Training Corps and AgustaWestland, beginning a week of official celebrations across the country.

Councillor Carol Goodall said, “As an ex-member of Her Majesty’s Forces, I was delighted to welcome serving personnel, cadets, veterans and members of other agencies to our flag ceremony at Brympton Way which recognises the invaluable service and efforts of our Armed Forces.”

District councillors and staff came out to show their respect for the short flag raising service.