Armed Forces Day Llandudno - Flag Raising Ceremony 26th June 2018
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All three Armed services have been involved in a dynamic abseil, boat and road manoeuvre as the Armed Forces Day flag was swept across Llandudno Bay and raised on the promenade.
The RAF Mountain Rescue Service abseiled the flag down the Great Orme before handing it over to the Royal Marines, who then zipped across Llandudno Bay by Royal Engineers in a Rigid Raider where soldiers from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG) were ready in a Jackal vehicle for a road move across the promenade.
The flag was then handed to a soldier from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards who marched to the flagpole and passed it on to a fellow Guardsman before it was raised.
Fusilier Shenkin IV, the Regimental Goat for 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh, and Trooper Emrys Forlan Jones, the Regimental Welsh mountain pony for the QDG then joined members of the Royal Navy, Army and RAF to welcome the flag outside Venue Cymru.
Schoolchildren from across the area, Conwy County Borough Council and Welsh Government representatives, as well as veterans from across the three services, were all be present to mark this memorable Flag Raising ceremony.
The Armed Forces Day National Event in Llandudno this year on Saturday, June 30, is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors across the weekend with dazzling displays on land, sea and in the air.
Councillor Liz Roberts, Armed Forces Champion for Conwy Council, said: “I’m really proud and excited, as are many, that Llandudno is the host town for this year’s Armed Forces Day national event.
“The Flag Raising ceremony is one of a number of special events in honour of Armed Forces Day, which are equally as important in highlighting our thanks and appreciation of our serving personnel and veterans.”