West Dunbartonshire marks Armed Forces Day in Clydebank

West Dunbartonshire Council will honour its military community this week as part of a worldwide Armed Forces Day celebration.

The event – on June 16 – will kick off with a parade starting from Three Queens Square, Clydebank and local cadets, Scouts and veterans’ organisations will be among those taking part.  The parade will be led by pipes and drums played by members of D Company, 51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (7 SCOTS).

Gregory MikeThe procession will make its way through the town along Abbotsford Road, Chalmers Street, Kilbowie Road and Dumbarton Road until it reaches Clydebank Town Hall where Provost William Hendrie and Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE, Lord Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire, pictured left, will perform the salute. Members of the public are then invited to attend a short commemorative service at the Town Hall, led by the Reverend Gregor McIntyre of Faifley Parish Church.  Provost Hendrie said: “This event is a great opportunity to recognise the bravery and dedication of the Armed Forces personnel in our area, both veterans and those currently serving.  I really hope the people of West Dunbartonshire turn out to show their support for the very important work our armed forces do on a daily basis.”

The timings for the day are as follows:  1.00pm – 1.15pm: Parade assembles at Three Queens Square, Clydebank.  1.30pm:  Parade proceeds via Abbotsford Road, Chalmers Street, Kilbowie Road and Dumbarton Road.  1.45pm: Salute at Clydebank Town Hall. 2.00pm: Service commences in Clydebank Town Hall.  After the service light refreshments will be served in the Reception Hall, Clydebank Town Hall.  Guests should enter the Town Hall via Hall Street where they will be met by Council staff.

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