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The Armed Forces Flag is set to be raised in Wrexham later this month.

On June 16th at 10:30am, cadets from the Army and Air Training Corps will raise the flag in Wrexham. The flags will fly from the Guildhall and will be in place until early July.

The flag raising has been organised to mark the sixth Armed Forces Day on a day when the whole nation is invited to show support for the military community, both serving and retired, at home and abroad.

Representatives from the three armed forces are invited to attend, along with Wrexham’s ex-service community, cadets, local politicians and councillors. Members of the public and ex-service representatives are all welcome to observe the proceedings on the day.

Cllr Alan Edwards, Mayor of Wrexham, said: “Once again we will be flying the armed forces flag but this year it is with special significance as Wrexham is proudly hosting the North Wales Armed Forces Day on 21 June in the town centre.

“Many young men and women from Wrexham and North Wales have served their country with dignity, bravery and honour and everyone of them deserves our support and I hope many will join us for the event.”

On the day of the event there will be a military village, Griffin helicopter on Llwyn Isaf Green, RAF Hawks and Spitfire to fly overhead, climbing walls, face painter, roving entertainers, circus workshops and light musical and choral entertainment from local artistes including Luke Gallagher and the Rhos Male Voice Choir. The County Youth Band will also make an appearance for the event.

Wrexham Lager have also confirmed they will be selling their popular brew on Llwyn Isaf during the afternoon.

Organisers have set up a Facebook event page and are encouraging those intending to visit to join the event to show their support.  Full details can be found on their Facebook page here.