The integrity and determination of members of the armed forces and emergency services were celebrated with an event in Angus at the weekend.
Crowds gathered in Arbroath and applauded as a parade marched through from the town’s ancient abbey, along High Street and out to Victoria Park on the seafront.
The aims of Saturday’s parade were to celebrate and raise the awareness of Arbroath’s many links with the military chief among them the Royal Marines base at RM Condor and to enable the public to show their appreciation.
The RM Condor Military Wives Choir and the ladies of Leuchars Choir gave a performance at the park, followed by a spectacular display from a Pitts Special S2-A biplane in red and white livery.
The biplane showed off several tricks in high winds.Click here for a full photo galleryGuests included Angus Provost Helen Oswald, secretary of The Black Watch Association Major Ronnie Proctor, and Lord Lieutenant Georgiana Osborne, who received the salute as the column passed through High Street.
“I am honoured to be here on this occasion, which marks the appreciation our community has for the men and women of the armed forces and emergency services,” she said.
President of the Arbroath Branch of the British Legion, Lt Col Ian Ballantyne gave an address on the “great sacrifice” of members of the services.
Stalls at Victoria Park gave the public an insight into the work of the services, with a climbing frame and tutor cockpit among the activities and there was a chance to try a Spitfire flight simulator.