Armed Forces Day will be celebrated across the Cotswolds this year.

Cotswold District Council will be celebrating the day in the north and south of the district on Monday, June 24.

There will be a special flag raising ceremony at the council’s headquarters in Trinity Road, Cirencester, at 10am followed by a similar event at the Moreton Area Centre at 12 noon.

At both venues the public will be given the opportunity to show their support for the work of the Army, Navy and RAF.

At the Cirencester headquarters, district council leader Cllr Joe Harris will make a short speech and then raise the flag.

Cotswold District Council deputy chair Dilys Neill will officiate at Moreton.

Each ceremony is usually attended by local representatives of the armed forces, local schools, and senior officials from the council.

Since its introduction in 2009, Armed Forces Day has become a national institution.

This is the sixth year running that the council has staged a ceremony at Moreton as well as Cirencester.

Both ceremonies enable people to pay their respects to past and present service personnel who have helped to make this country safe and prosperous.