Stirling Show 2019


Thousands of visitors ignored the storm clouds to join the fun at Stirling Show on 29 June. 

HRFCA, in collaboration with Stirling Council and 7 SCOTS, welcomed guests to the Cruachan tent to enjoy refreshments and a front row seat to the main arena.

Guests included Mark Lancaster MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces at Westminster and Graeme Dey MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans at Holyrood.

Mark Lancaster MP meets Cdt Archie Van Aswegen 38F (Perth) Sqn.

Visitors made their way to King’s Park to enjoy a wide variety of stalls and interactive stands from the likes of 7 SCOTS, 71 Engineer Regiment, the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the Scottish Military Vehicle Group, Service Cadets, Service charities and many others.

Prior to the parade inspection by the Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk Alan Simpson, the RLC Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team treated the crowd to a display. The six-man team performed several formations above the show ground before landing in the main arena amid a cloud of red smoke.

Graeme Dey MSP spots the Silver Stars team with HRFCA staff and Cdr Tom Knowles.

As the smoke cleared ahead of the Cadet Drill competition, the Kennedy Cupcakes and Dionne Hickey took to the main stage to keep the crowds entertained with a mixture of music and dance.

First up in the arena were ATC cadets from Stirling and Alloa, followed by the Sea Cadets and a team from Stirling Company of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalion ACF.

The teams had clearly put in a lot of time and effort as all performed really well in front of an attentive crowd, with the ATC taking home the trophy for 2019.

The ATC were awarded the Drill competition trophy.

Before the day was brought to a close by the Beating Retreat performed by the 7 SCOTS pipes and drums, members of the community and Army Cadets took part in a tug of war. The crowds cheered on the teams as they pulled their way to victory – claiming full bragging rights as the prize.

Cadets testing their strength.

The day also saw the appointment of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for Stirling and Falkirk. The honour went to Flight Sergeant Spencer Archibald of 1019 (City of Stirling) Squadron Air Training Corps. Spencer will support the Lord-Lieutenant over the next 12 months when he carries out his official duties as Her Majesty the Queen’s representative to the area.

The show was a great way to end another busy Armed Forces week, and we thank all those who attended.

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

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