Ben Parkinson to receive Rotherham Armed Forces Day flag

Published Friday, 6th July 2018
Armed Forces Day
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Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE will be this year’s recipient of the Armed Forces Day flag when it is lowered at a special ceremony in Rotherham.

He will receive the flag at 6pm on Saturday in All Saints' Square when it is lowered as part of the Sunset ceremony, the origin of which comes from a Naval tradition of presenting the flag to a military VIP.

Ben, who is a local veteran, suffered life changing injuries during his tour of duty in Afghanistan, and epitomises the fighting spirit of our armed forces.

The flag will be presented to Ben by the Mayor of Rotherham Cllr Alan Buckley.