Alloa shows Armed Forces support

June 2, 2017

Alloa Town Hall once again provided the focus for the Clackmannanshire Armed Forces Day event on May 31. 

The sun shone as Parade Commander John Barrett met dignitaries and guests, including HRFCA representatives, at the town hall shortly before events got under way.

At 10.15am Dollar Academy Pipe Band led the parade through the town followed by Royal Regiment of Scotland Pony Major Mark Wilkinson with mascot Lance Corporal Cruachan IV and his predecessor Lance Corporal (Retd) Cruachan III; RBLS Clackmannanshire and district representatives and veterans; Dollar Academy Combined Cadet Force; Air Cadets from 383 (Alloa) Sqn; Army Cadets of the Clackmannan Company of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; and Girlguiding Clackmannanshire.

The parade then formed up outside the town hall and was presented to Lord-Lieutenant for Clackmannanshire, Lt Col (Retd) Johnny Stewart, accompanied by the Provost of Clackmannanshire Council.

A welcome speech followed before Piper Andy McLucky played the Royal Salute as the Armed Forces Day Flag was raised.

A civic reception then followed for invited guests in the town hall where the Lord-Lieutenant presented certificates to this year’s Lord-Lieutenant Cadets.

As in past years, there was a really great turnout for the event with schoolchildren, locals and visitors filling the streets to show their appreciation for our armed forces.

To see a gallery of images from the event, click HERE.

Dignitaries waiting for the parade to start at Alloa Town Hall.

Dollar Academy Pipe Band.