Arbroath Reservists flying the flag for LGBT community

Members of 212 Battery prepare to fly the LGBT rainbow flag.
Members of 212 Battery prepare to fly the LGBT rainbow flag.

On Friday military establishments the length and breadth of the UK flew rainbow flags from their flagpoles in support of the LGBT community.

Arbroath’s own 212 Highland Battery, Royal Artillery of the Army Reserves, was among them, flying the flag to support the British Army’s policy of inclusion and support for the LGBT community.

One of 212 Battery's 25 pounder guns next to the flagpole.

One of 212 Battery's 25 pounder guns next to the flagpole.

The flag was flown at the Montrose Road Army Reserve Centre and at the battery’s Hunter Street Army Reserve Centre in Kirkcaldy, from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Battery Commander Major Lee Patchell said: “We are proud to reinforce the Army’s policy of values and standards and inclusion by flying the LGBT group’s flag on this, their awareness day, being the ‘International Stand Up to Bullying Day’, which is conducted on the last Friday of each February.”