Parade ready to march on

45 COMMANDO GROUP TAKE PART IN ARBROATH ARMED FORCES AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY''ROYAL Marines from 45 Commando Group marched in the annual Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade in Arbroath on Saturday 7th June.  ''45 Commando have a long and proud history with the people of Arbroath having first moved here in 1971.  After 10 years of campaigning in Iraq and Afghanistan the Commando has reaffirmed its position in the local community and every year this has been strengthened through community engagement and support to local events.  This year the Commando started training to assume its position as the UK�"s Very High Readiness force in May 2015 but will continue to actively engage with the community.     ''Royal Marines from Command and X-ray Company, 45 Commando Group marched alongside Veterans and Cadets during the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade that took place in Arbroath�"s town centre on Saturday.  The salute was taken by Lieutenant Colonel DJ Cheesman MBE RM, who is the Command

45 COMMANDO GROUP TAKE PART IN ARBROATH ARMED FORCES AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY''ROYAL Marines from 45 Commando Group marched in the annual Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade in Arbroath on Saturday 7th June. ''45 Commando have a long and proud history with the people of Arbroath having first moved here in 1971. After 10 years of campaigning in Iraq and Afghanistan the Commando has reaffirmed its position in the local community and every year this has been strengthened through community engagement and support to local events. This year the Commando started training to assume its position as the UK�"s Very High Readiness force in May 2015 but will continue to actively engage with the community. ''Royal Marines from Command and X-ray Company, 45 Commando Group marched alongside Veterans and Cadets during the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade that took place in Arbroath�"s town centre on Saturday. The salute was taken by Lieutenant Colonel DJ Cheesman MBE RM, who is the Command

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The sounds of massed pipes can almost be heard now that plans are firmly in place for an annual services parade.

The Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade commences at 1.30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

It will make its way from the Abbey Arch, through High Street and on to Victoria Park via John Street.

With backing from Angus Council the parade will include serving military personnel, veterans and cadets as well as the 
emergency services.

The aim of the parade is to celebrate and raise the awareness of Arbroath’s many links with the military and to enable the public to show 
their appreciation.

At 2 p.m. in Victoria Park the RM Condor Military Wives Choir will give a performance, followed by a spectacular display of a Pitts Special S2-A bi-plane in red and white livery at 2.30 p.m.

Stalls from many of the organisations will be in Victoria Park from 12 noon to give the public an insight into their work, see demonstrations and chat to personnel.

Fun side shows include a climbing frame and tutor cockpit, a static airplane display and vintage vehicles, and RAF Living History Group (638 Squadron) will set up a wartime camp with a Spitfire flight simulator.