Armed Forces Day kicks off in town centre with moving commemoration service

This Is Lancashire: Seven-year-old Jayden Cross meets 91-year-old George Davies, pictured showing off his Distinguished Flyer Medal which he received while flying for the RAF Seven-year-old Jayden Cross meets 91-year-old George Davies, pictured showing off his Distinguished Flyer Medal which he received while flying for the RAF

A POIGNANT service commemorating Bolton’s armed forces past and present marked the opening of Armed Forces Day.

The day-long tribute to the town’s servicemen began with a service by the Vicar of Bolton Parish Church, Canon Matt Thompson before a wreath-laying ceremony led by the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Martin Donaghy.

Throughout the day Victoria Square will host cadet displays, information stalls and an inter-cadet competition.

There are also First World War history performances taking place in the Bolton Lives Gallery in Bolton Museum at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

The final parade will begin in Victoria Square at 2.45pm before the sunset ceremony and lowering of the Armed Forces Day Flag at 3pm.

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6:58am Sun 29 Jun 14

Oldhampal says...

This is good, but why did Farnwoth not mark this day? Apart from individual households fling the union flag
This is good, but why did Farnwoth not mark this day? Apart from individual households fling the union flag Oldhampal
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7:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

artistpaint says...

We need to see far more armed forces days.they deserve a lot more respect considering the **** they have to deal with.should be made into a national bank holiday.
We need to see far more armed forces days.they deserve a lot more respect considering the **** they have to deal with.should be made into a national bank holiday. artistpaint
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8:13pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Well done to all those who have served for freedom and liberty and serve for lies of the state and propaganda. True heroes.

Well done to those who served for an obviously fake Democracy, for our rights to freedom, free speech and liberty - not that the Bolton News understands that with its constant censorship of opinion and the blatant spewing of false propaganda re: recent commentary trying to associate the recent protest against the super mosque in Astley Bridge with the BNP, albeit with a shady reference at the end of the article and an obvious attempt at brainwashing people into thinking that it is racist to oppose the building of a super mosque.

Go on BN censor my comment, I will return with more proxies than you can shake a stick at.

And well done to the Bolton resident 'Bolton Bygone' who posts at our website against BN censorship - thank you.

Again thank you to the armed forces past and present... been there, done that... won't listen to the lies of the government ever again. You guys and girls have been shat on from a great height by governments past and present. They can hide behind sham celebrations but will they reward you with help and life changing pensions for your service and trauma? Will they accept Gulf War Syndrome and Shell Shock Trauma related mental illness, PTSD and give you the care and support you deserve? No!

Yes..,. God save the Queen!

Religion (Crusades) and Sovereign political agenda summed up in one statement.

RMC last three censored *** lol I am not talking... hit me with your chains and pull my nails out... I know nothing!
Well done to all those who have served for freedom and liberty and serve for lies of the state and propaganda. True heroes. Well done to those who served for an obviously fake Democracy, for our rights to freedom, free speech and liberty - not that the Bolton News understands that with its constant censorship of opinion and the blatant spewing of false propaganda re: recent commentary trying to associate the recent protest against the super mosque in Astley Bridge with the BNP, albeit with a shady reference at the end of the article and an obvious attempt at brainwashing people into thinking that it is racist to oppose the building of a super mosque. Go on BN censor my comment, I will return with more proxies than you can shake a stick at. And well done to the Bolton resident 'Bolton Bygone' who posts at our website against BN censorship - thank you. Again thank you to the armed forces past and present... been there, done that... won't listen to the lies of the government ever again. You guys and girls have been shat on from a great height by governments past and present. They can hide behind sham celebrations but will they reward you with help and life changing pensions for your service and trauma? Will they accept Gulf War Syndrome and Shell Shock Trauma related mental illness, PTSD and give you the care and support you deserve? No! Yes..,. God save the Queen! Religion (Crusades) and Sovereign political agenda summed up in one statement. RMC last three censored *** lol I am not talking... hit me with your chains and pull my nails out... I know nothing! Beyond News Forum
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