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By Fiona Reid
Show your support for the forces

CELEBRATE armed forces day this weekend in Dumfries.

Events are being held as part of the annual Armed Forces Day to show support for the men and women of the forces, past and present.

An Armed Forces Day Parade will take place from 11.40 am until 12.30 pm on Saturday in Dumfries Town Centre. It will be led by members of Dumfries and Annan Town Bands, followed by representatives of retired and serving armed forces personnel and by members of the cadet units.

Councillor Archie Dryburgh MBE will be the master of ceremonies, while council’s convener Cllr Malcolm Johnstone will make an address, and His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries Fiona Armstrong will inspect the front rank of the Royal British Legion Scotland representatives.

Councillor Dryburgh is also the council’s armed forces champion and has invited everyone to mark the occasion. He said: “I am pleased to say that we will be parading again this year, and I am asking all veterans, reserves, cadets and serving personnel to come along and mark the occasion with us.

“I would also like to ask the public to once again come out and show their approval for our armed forces family.”


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