Raising the flag



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Flags will be flown throughout the British Isles to mark Commonwealth Day.

And for the first time local authorities, civic dignitaries, community groups and charities will take part.

This includes Central Beds Council and Bedford Borough Council. The 500 flag raising ceremonies around the UK will be on Monday, March 10 at 10am. Taken together this will be largest flag raising ceremony in the history of the Commonwealth.