Arbroath troops the colours

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Arbroath folk will have their chance again next month to show their support for the Armed Forces and the Emergency Services with a special parade.

On Saturday, June 7, the Arbroath Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade will march through the town to demonstrate Arbroath’s close links with the services.

Backed by Angus Council the parade will include serving military personnel, veterans and cadets as well as representatives of the Emergency Services.

The Parade Group organisers have been working hard to make this years event popular for all ages and hope for an even bigger turn out than last year.

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

The parade will commence at Arbroath Abbey at 1.30 p.m. and will move into High Street, march through the town and along Queens Drive to Victoria Park.

Once there the RM Condor Military Wives Choir will give a performance, followed by a spectacular display by a Pitts Special S2-A biplane in red and white livery which was very popular last year.

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

A climbing frame, tutor cockpit, model aeroplane static display, and Montrose Air Station’s Red Baron aircraft will be among the activities on offer.

Posters with further details are now on display in the town.