Commonwealth Day flag-raising

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THE Lieutenant-Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, Bailiff Sir William Bailhache and Chief Minister Ian Gorst attended a flag-raising ceremony on Monday to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

Katelyn Ridgway and Carys Unwin raise a flag at the Cenotaph on Commonwealth Day. Picture: DAVID FERGUSON (20909940)

Jersey’s event, which took place at the Cenotaph, was one of around 1,000 taking place across the globe in countries including The Gambia, New Zealand and Fiji.

During the ceremony, which is now in its fifth year, Sir Stephen read a message from the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Sir William read the Commonwealth Affirmation before the Commonwealth flag was hoisted.

Sir William said: ‘The Commonwealth Flag raising ceremony signifies the alignment of the values that the Commonwealth countries share.

‘This short event provides everyone with an opportunity to reflect on those values and be proud to be part of this global family.’


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