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10th year of Armed Forces Day to show appreciation

Armed Forces Day Flag raising events will take place across Dumfries and Galloway to show appreciation for the work of the Armed Forces:

Flag Raising Ceremonies

This Saturday, 10.30am – Town Hall, Moffat

Next Monday (24th) at:
9.50am – Midsteeple, Dumfries
10am – Market Hill, Castle Douglas
11am – Town Hall, Annan
11am – Tolbooth, Sanquhar
6pm – Castle Square, Stranraer

These events are being held as part of the annual Armed Forces Week national campaign to provide everyone with the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, including serving troops, their families, Reservists, Veterans and Cadets.

Armed Forces Day Parade – Saturday June 29

An Armed Forces Day Parade will take place from 11.40am on Saturday 29th in Dumfries Town Centre. The Parade will be led by the Dumfries Town Band, followed by representatives of retired and serving Armed Forces personnel and members of our local Cadet Units.

The President of Legion Scotland Major William Turner and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries Mrs Fiona Armstrong will inspect the front rank.

Councillor Archie Dryburgh, Armed Forces Champion, Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “Every year since 2009 we have paraded in Dumfries to show our appreciation for those that have served and who continue to serve in our Armed Forces. In Dumfries and Galloway our Armed Forces are very well supported by people from throughout the region. I invite you all to join us on the day to thank all those who put their lives at risk for the safety and security of our country.”

Councillor Rob Davidson, Depute Leader, Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “This year’s Armed Forces Day is particularly significant since it’s the 10th Armed Forces Day and the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It’s a great pleasure and privilege to be taking part and I hope that people across the region will want to show their appreciation for the efforts of our armed forces past and present.”