Dundee Armed Forces Day

June 25, 2018

Dundee celebrated its Armed Forces Day on 23 June in the City Centre. 

Once again the sun shone on the event which gave the public a chance to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Along with a parade of veterans and cadets, a service and entertainment, there were a variety of stands for the public to visit.

Representing the Armed Forces were Dundee-based 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment, 32 Signal Regiment, and the Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marines Reserve from HMS Scotia. There were also Sea, Army and RAF cadets from units including TS Duncan, TS Ajax, Angus and Dundee Battalion ACF, and 1232 (City of Dundee), 2450 (Dudhope) and 2345 (Leuchars) Squadrons.

The parade stepped off from the High School of Dundee at noon led by a pipe band, arriving shortly afterwards at City Square. Dundee Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and Dundee-born Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin (who also took the salute) inspected the parade.

The VIP guests were then treated to entertainment including Irish and Indian dancing and a highly-competitive gun run involving Sea Cadets from TS Duncan in Dundee and TS Ajax in Methil.

Highland RFCA had its usual pitch at Boots corner which, as ever, generated a healthy level of interest.

To see a gallery of images from the day, click HERE. To watch a video of the parade on YouTube, click HERE.

HRFCA’s Dai John (left) and Ron Macgregor at the HRFCA stand.