Success at Stirling

June 22, 2017

Large crowds enjoyed great summer weather at King’s Park for Stirling Military Show on 17 June. 

There was a varied range of attractions including a Royal Navy diver in a glass-fronted tank, military vehicles old and new, interactive stands from the RM/RMR, RRS, ATC, Army Medics, 154 Regt and many others.

The parade stepped off from Port Street at 12:05 and arrived at the showground at 12:30.

With the accompanying roar of the motorcycles from The Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, the parade was inspected by Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling Ian Simpson OBE, Stirling’s new Provost Mrs Christine Simpson and Lt Col Piers Strudwick, CO of 7 SCOTS, who all chatted to the cadets and veterans on parade.

The highlight of the arena show was a simulated engagement by 7 SCOTS with the SNIY supporting. Capt Mac McKenzie takes credit with putting this impressive demonstration of infantry tactics together.

The Cadet Association Drill Competition was exciting and well-contested as ever with honours this year going to the ATC and their cadets from 1019 (City of Stirling) Sqn.

The arena show concluded with Beating Retreat in the late afternoon sunshine.

The Highland RFCA Association Chairman, Chief Executive and Southern Area members welcomed a wide range of guests, friends old and new to an arena-side view and refreshments in the Cruachan tent – a facility provided by HRFCA in collaboration with 7 SCOTS and Stirling Council. Theresa and her expert team of caterers looked after more than 120 guests and hosts.

The HMS Forth CO, Cdr Bob Laverty, and members of his Ship’s Company provided welcome hosting support.

All agreed that it had been a successful show, underlining its status as Scotland’s premier Armed Forces Week event and helping to ensure that the Armed Forces community remains an integral, visible and valued part of the community, both in Stirling and across the country.

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