Broxbourne Council marks Armed Forces Day 2024

On Monday 24 June at 10am, Broxbourne Council marked Armed Forces Day at a flag-raising ceremony at Bishops’ College.

The ceremony was attended by local councillors and the Cheshunt and Waltham Cross Detachment of the Army Cadets.

The Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Sherrie McDaid, introduced the ceremony and read a statement of the Council’s support for the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Armed Forces Covenant was then read aloud, which was followed by the raising of the Armed Forces flag.

Broxbourne Council recognises the commitment and sacrifice that the Armed Forces make to protect the country and its people. In March 2024 the Council renewed its own commitment to the Armed Forces Community by once again signing the Covenant.

The Armed Forces Covenant seeks to ensure that members of the Armed Forces community are not disadvantaged by their service. The Council executes the key principles of the Covenant by championing the Armed Forces inside and outside of its organisation, helping reservists to carry out their duties, encouraging its staff to become reservists, providing additional housing allocation points to veterans, supporting cadets with skills improvement, ensuring the upkeep of war memorials and continuing to participate in national events such as Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance activities.

The Mayor of Broxbourne said:

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the nation to say thank you to our service men and women, past and present, for their readiness to serve and protect the UK and its interests, both at home and abroad.

We have raised the flag to recognise and salute the commitment and sacrifices our Armed Forces make to protect our country. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, that they will be treated fairly and not be disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.

Similar flag-raising ceremonies are taking place across the country this week in a nationwide show of support for Britain’s Armed Forces.

For further information on Armed Forces Day, members of the public can visit

Published: 24th June 2024