Dumfries and Galloway set to Mark Armed Forces Week 2017

On Monday 19 June 2017 the following flag raising events will take place across our region to show appreciate for the work of the Armed Forces.

Time Location
10.00am Midsteeple, Dumfries
11.00am Town Hall, Annan
11.00am Market Hill, Castle Douglas
11.00am Town Hall, Moffat
11.30am Tollbooth, Sanquhar
4.00pm 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.

Similar events will be taking place across the UK on the same day and this year’s national event will be taking place in Liverpool.

Armed Forces Day Parade – Saturday, 24 June 2017
An Armed Forces Day Parade will take place from Midday on Saturday, 24 June 2017 in the Dumfries Town Centre. The Parade will be led by the Dumfries Town Band, followed by representatives of our retired and serving Armed Forces personnel and by members of our local Cadet Units.

The President of Dumfries and Maxwelltown Branch of The Royal British Legion Scotland, Major Willie Turner and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Dumfriesshire, Mrs Fiona Armstrong will be in attendance and 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 across the length and breadth of the region and 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. As an ex-serviceman myself, it is my privilege and honour to have been involved with the arrangements for this event.”
Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found on the dedicated website HERE


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