Flag Raising Honours Armed Forces

Year 10 student Heads of Houses travelled to Old Forde House in Newton Abbot on Monday 25 June to witness the raising of the Armed Forces Flag to commemorate Armed Forces Week.

The event saw students joining invited guests and local dignitaries including the Teignbridge District Council’s Chairman, the Mayor of Newton Abbot and borough representatives of Teignbridge to watch the flag being raised in honour of both serving and veteran members of the armed forces.

Student Prefects with representatives from the Royal British Legion and Teignbridge District Council’s Chairman, Cllr Avril Kerswell
Student Prefects with representatives from the Royal British Legion and Teignbridge District Council’s Chairman, Cllr Avril Kerswell

Teignbridge District Council’s Chairman, Cllr Avril Kerswell said: “I am delighted to be able to show support for our Armed Forces in the form of raising the Union Flag in their honour, on this, their special day. We owe these very brave men and women our loyalty and encouragement as they carry out their day to day duties in times of peace and conflict.”

Head of House, Colin Gill, said of the students’ involvement in the day: “I was both proud and honoured to have our students represent Newton Abbot College at such an important occasion. As an ex-member of the British Forces, it is wonderful to see the local community recognising the efforts and sacrifices of the Armed Forces and we couldn’t be happier to have been involved in the day’s events.”

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