The success of another Arbroath Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day was evident from the cheque presentation event held by the Group on July 28.
The colourful day was supported by Angus Council’s Communities Department, who helped in the organisation of a well attended parade through the town in June.
Stalls promoting the work of the participating groups were on display along with lots of activities in Victoria Park such as a very popular tutor cockpit, an air display by a Pitts Special BiPlane and a performance by the RM Condor Military Wives Choir. The townsfolk lined the High Street in support of serving Armed Forces, Veterans, Cadets and Emergency Services.
At the Arbroath Royal British Legion on July 28 the Group was pleased to present cheques to the following organisations: 45 Commando Woodlands Garden Trust, £100; RM Condor Military Wives Choir, £100; Erskine Hospital, £100; Arbroath Round Table, £200; Arbroath Royal British Legion Scotland Pipe Band, £100; 2422 (Arbroath) Squadron, Air Training Corps, £200; Air Training Corps Scotland and Northern Ireland Pipe Band, £100; Arbroath Branch Royal British Legion Scotland, £100; Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), £100; The Arbroath ‘Royal Observer Corps Post’ Museum, £100; E & S Carlin Vintage Vehicle, £50; W Ciesla Vintage Vehicle, £50.
A DVD compiled by Angus Council’s was screened on the night showing highlights of events bringing back memories of the day.
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A spokesperson said: “We are already preparing for next year and with the experience gained from another successful event we are confident it will stand us in good stead for another spectacular day.”