Commandos ready to march

45 COMMANDO. Credit: ''LA Phot Pepe Hogan
45 COMMANDO. Credit: ''LA Phot Pepe Hogan

Royal Marines from 45 Commando Group will march along King’s Drive, Arbroath, during the Festival of Heroes event which is taking place on Saturday (June 4).

A 30 strong detachment from Zulu Company, 45 Commando, will be marching, accompanied by veterans, cadets and emergency services personnel, during the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade which is one element of the Festival of Heroes.

The parade is due to start at 11am from the display arena at Victoria Park and will march along King’s Drive. The display arena is also where the RM Condor Military Wives Choir will be performing at 1pm and is where the 45 Commando display team will be demonstrating some of the weapons and equipment used by the Royal Marines.

Lieutenant Dale Martin Royal Marines, Officer Commanding 10 Troop, Zulu Company said: “It is a privilege that once again the Unit has been asked to take part in Arbroath’s Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade and we will be available throughout the day to answer any questions the public may have about the Royal Marines. The past year has been a busy one for 45 Commando as up until recently we have been the Lead Commando Unit, the UK’s rapid response capability to any military or humanitarian crisis, maintained at high-readiness to deploy anywhere in the world. Saturday will be a great opportunity for us to meet our local community and pay thanks for the support they have given us in this past year.”

45 Commando Group are an Amphibious Unit that forms part of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines and are the amphibious troops of the Royal Navy. The Unit has the ability to be held at very high readiness so that they can respond quickly to a wide range of events anywhere around the globe.