Dumfries And Galloway Set To Fly The Flag On Armed Forces Day

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Armed Forces Day Flag raising events will take place across our region to show appreciation for the work of the Armed Forces as follows:

 

Armed Forces Flag Raising – Monday, 20 June 2022

 

Time Location
10.00am Midsteeple, Dumfries – Councillor Tracey Little, Provost of Dumfries will make a short address and Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Dumfries John Henderson will say the vote of thanks
11.00am Market Hill, Castle Douglas
11.00am Town Hall, Moffat
11.00am Castle Square, Stranraer
11.00am Colliston Park, Dalbeattie
11.00am Tolbooth, Sanquhar

 

Flags will also be raised on Annan and Langholm Town Halls.  Flags will be flown until Monday, 27 June 2022

 

These events are being held as part of the annual Armed Forces Day 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, 25 June 2022 

An Armed Forces Day Parade will take place from 11.40am until 12.30pm on Saturday, 25 June 2022 in Dumfries Town Centre.  The Parade will be led by members of Dumfries Town and Pipe Bands, followed by representatives of our retired and serving Armed Forces personnel and by members of our local Cadet Units. Financial support has been granted for the event by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

 

Councillor Archie Dryburgh MBE will be the Master of Ceremonies; the Council’s Civic Head Stephen Thompson will make an address; the President of Legion Scotland, Major William Turner will be in attendance; and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries Ms Fiona Armstrong inspect the front rank of the Royal British Legion Scotland representatives.

 

Councillor Stephen Thompson, Civic Head, Dumfries and Galloway Council, said

“Armed Forces Day is our opportunity 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 across the length and breadth of the region and I invite you all to join us on the day to thank them. Our Council has a proud record of supporting our Armed Forces and it is my privilege and honour to participate in this event’.

Councillor Linda Dorwood, Deputy Civic Head, Dumfries and Galloway Council, said

 

“This year’s Armed Forces Day is particularly significant since it falls in the same year as the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War. It’s important to us that Dumfries and Galloway Veterans and Ex-Service personnel who fought in that conflict will be taking part so that people across the region can show their appreciation for the efforts of our Armed Forces in this conflict; and also show our respect for all those residents, past and present, who put their lives on the line for their country.”