Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, and a memorial service took place at the war memorial on Shalder Hill to remember the lives lost during this and all conflicts. Mayor Amanda Tame laid a wreath on behalf of BSTC to recognise the sacrifices British soldiers have made for our freedoms.
There has been much interest in flags over the last week, and yesterday the Mayor held very positive meetings with both the Bude Branch of the Royal British Legion and Bude Pride.
Amanda said: “I would like to thank the RBL and Bude Pride for their time, and I drew lots of positives from our meetings. In the process, we have learned a lot about military etiquette which asks that on days of special military commemorations the only flag to be flown is the Union flag.”
For this reason, in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, the Union flag will fly by itself alongside the war memorial on Shalder Hill on 14 June. The Pride flag will be raised thereafter for the rest of June, Pride month.
Mayor Tame added: “BSTC continues to support Pride month fully and we would like to thank Bude Pride for the constructive conversations we’ve had with them. We are very grateful to them for their positivity, and look forward to celebrating Bude Pride with them at the Castle grounds on Saturday, 25 June.”