Dundee celebrates Armed Forces Day

July 3, 2017

HRFCA joined Reserve units, Cadets and Veterans at Armed Forces Day in Dundee on 1 July. 

Once again the city lived up to its reputation as Scotland’s sunniest, serving up pleasantly warm conditions.

The event in the city centre was very well attended, with visitors enjoying stands from a variety of Reserve units – including Royal Naval Reservists from HMS Scotia, RMR Scotland, 7 SCOTS, 225 Med Regt, and C Squadron of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry. There were also Sea Cadets from Dundee and Methil, RAF Air Cadets from Dundee and the surrounding area, Army Cadets from Angus & Dundee Battalion ACF, and a range of charities.

The highlight of the day was the parade of Veterans and Cadets that stepped off from the High School of Dundee at 12:30 sharp. Mains of Fintry Pipe Band led the parade down Reform Street to City Square.

Dundee’s new Lord Provost Ian Borthwick, who later inspected the Veterans and Cadets, took the salute.

Other activities in the City Square included a gun run from the Sea Cadets, and singing and dancing from a variety of local youth and community groups.

HRFCA had secured a prime spot just outside the Overgate Centre and staff, including Regional Employer Engagement Director Ron Macgregor and Head of Engagement Dai John, spent a fruitful day explaining the Association’s role in supporting Reservists and Service Cadets.

For a full gallery of images from the day, click HERE.

Ron Macgregor (centre) speaks to visitors at the HRFCA stand.

A visitor to Armed Forces Day climbs aboard an SNIY WMIK.