207 Bty celebrates 50th anniversary

April 6, 2017

Members of Highland RFCA were at a sunny Dumbarton Castle on 1 April to help 207 Battery Royal Artillery celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gun salute. 

Battery Commander Major Bertram TD VR RA thanked everyone who attended and said they were looking forward to the next 50 years.

Also on hand to help out were Air Cadets from 1777 (Dumbarton Blackburn) Squadron.

The HRFCA representatives were Wg Cdr George Campbell ATC; Brig (Retd) Donald Hardie, Keeper of Dumbarton Castle; Maurice Corry MSP; and Southern Area Chairman Lt Col Gilly Moncur ACF.

The event also saw Commanding Officer Lt Col F Ward TD VR RA attending his last salute as CO 105 Regiment (Scottish and Ulster Gunners) Royal Artillery.

Members of 1777 (Dumbarton Blackburn) Squadron ATC were on hand to help out.

Dumbarton Castle provided an imposing backdrop.

A pilot of the future?

SSgt Jim Gould of 207 Battery shows a light gun to some interested youngsters.

Officers of 207 Battery.

The assembled guests.

Brigadier Donald Hardie CVO, KStJ, TD, JP, FIMMM, Keeper of Dumbarton Castle.

The gun salute.

A great day out was had by all.