Flag is raised to celebrate Commonwealth Day

Fly a Flag Ceremony for Commonwealth Day, at Samian Court, Huntingdon,

Fly a Flag Ceremony for Commonwealth Day, at Samian Court, Huntingdon, - Credit: Archant

Councillors and Commonwealth representatives gathered in Huntingdon for a flag raising ceremony to celebrate the nations.

Fly a Flag Ceremony for Commonwealth Day, at Samian Court, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire District Cou

Fly a Flag Ceremony for Commonwealth Day, at Samian Court, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire District Council Vice Chairman Richard West, raises the flag, - Credit: Archant

The Commonwealth flag was raised at Huntingdonshire District Council’s Pathfinder House to celebrate Commonwealth Day in one of 850 ceremonies across the UK.

High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire Captain Victor Lucas said: “Our theme this year is to celebrate 2016 the Commonwealth as an inclusive Commonwealth. There are more than two billion people in the Commonwealth and everyone in it has something unique to offer.”

The flag was raised by the vice chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council Councillor Richard West.

Now in its third year, the initiative is a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth.


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