On Thursday 27 October 2022, Huntingdonshire District Council raised the Royal British Legion (RBL) Flag in support of the Legion's 2022 Poppy Appeal.
Chair of the District Council, Cllr Michael Burke, raised the flag in front of the council's Pathfinder House offices. RBL Huntingdon and District Branch Standard Bearer, Nick Lynskey, was also in attendance for the flag raising ceremony, and was assisted by Branch Secretary, Judith Armstrong.
Cllr Burke said: "At this time of year, every year, we remember those who have served and continue to serve to defend our freedoms and way of life, bringing together our wider communities to remember and honour the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth."
"It is with immense gratitude and pride as Chair of the District Council, to give thanks and to formally pledge the council's support to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal 2022."
Nick Lynskey, who is also Vice-Chairman RBL Huntingdon and District Branch, was delighted to have been invited to help launch Huntingdonshire District Council's flag raising ceremony.
He said: "Every year the Royal British Legion lead the nation in commemorating and honouring those who lost their lives on active service in all conflicts; from the beginning of the First World War right up to the present day, as well as all those who have served and their families."
"However, The Royal British Legion is also at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community all year round. We're here through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten."
"We therefore greatly appreciate the efforts of all who actively support the Poppy Appeal and the work of the Royal British Legion, which ensures we can provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families."
In support of the 2022 Poppy Appeal, Huntingdonshire District Council will have poppies and collection tins placed in reception areas across the council - at its Pathfinder House and Eastfield House offices, and at its One Leisure Centres in Huntingdon, Ramsey, St Ives and St Neots.
View more information about the Royal British Legion.