Published: Thursday, 16th Jun 2022

Armed Forces Week 2022 begins on Monday June 20, to recognise and celebrate the contributions of all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

On Monday there will be a short service and the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag at 10:50am on Victoria Square.

The public are invited to attend and show their support of our Armed Forces both past and present.

The Mayor of Bolton will then host a free veterans’ lunch in the town hall and all Bolton veterans are invited. There will be a Dame Vera Lynn tribute act to entertain and lead the forces themed singalong.

On Saturday June 25, we hold our annual Armed Forces Day event on Victoria Square (10.30am – 2pm) with a short service followed by a family fun day with lots of stalls and free activities.

There will be military vehicles and weapons on display, supported by our local 216Bty Royal Artillery.

Cllr Andy Morgan, Bolton Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said:

“This is an important time to honour our military and show our support for the important job they do.

“I also welcome all Bolton’s veterans to the luncheon at the town hall on Monday where we will also be raising the flag to coincide with events across the country.

“It will also be great to see service personnel, cadets and veterans in Victoria Square with the people of Bolton enjoying the spectacle of Armed Forces Day.”