Dundee Armed Forces Day


Dundee celebrated its Armed Forces Day and proud military history on Saturday with a parade of veterans through the city centre. 

The HRFCA gazebo.

Once again the sun shone on the city as HRFCA set up its gazebo opposite City Square. 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment were also in attendance with a field ambulance that attracted lots of interest from the public.

The parade of veterans was organised by the City of Dundee Combined Ex-Services Association, supported by the City Council.

The veterans, accompanied by Perth & District Pipe Band, stepped off from Dundee High School at 10.45am, marching down Reform Street and the High Street before arriving at St Paul’s Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving and remembrance from 11am.

The veterans pass Dundee Lord Provost Ian Borthwick.

The veterans received warm applause from the public lining the route.

While smaller than in recent years, the community event gave HRFCA engagement staff the opportunity to spread the word about Reserves and Cadets to the public in Dundee.

A young visitor poses for a picture with HRFCA mascot Sergeant Major George Seathwood.

The 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment ambulance welcomed visitors onboard for an insight into the valuable work of medical reservists.

The veterans make their way down Reform Street.

Perth & District Pipe Band provided music for the parade.

Next Saturday (29 June) HRFCA will be at Stirling’s Armed Forces Day celebration centred on King’s Park. The event coincides with events up and down the country as well as the national celebration which, this year, is being held in Salisbury.

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