Police urge public to be prepared for Festival of Heroes

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Ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) Festival of Heroes Police Scotland’s Local Area Commander for Angus has encouraged people to arrive in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

Arbroath is hosting a Festival of Heroes event tomorrow (Saturday 4 June) between 11am and 5pm at Victoria Park.

The event is free to the public and has been organised by the local community, Veterans, Armed Services and Emergency Services personnel.

It will feature a Typhoon FGR4 of the Royal Air Force, parades from the Armed Forces and Emergency Services, an Army Capability Display, Dakota – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Condor Military Wives Choir and Pipe Band displays and will also feature a display flight from the Royal Air Force Red Arrows.

Chief Inspector David McIntosh, Local Area Commander for Angus said: “Festival of Heroes is a fantastic event for Arbroath and the surrounding area with a programme of thrilling entertainment for the public to watch and enjoy.

“We would encourage people who are attending to arrive in plenty time and to use the designated parking areas, which will be well-signposted. Anyone travelling in the area of Arbroath should be aware that there may be traffic delays and are asked to please have patience whilst people travel to and from the area.

“The event is extremely well-supported by Armed Forces and Emergency Services and our own Police Scotland Youth Volunteers will also be around to assist members of the public tomorrow”.

Constable Paul Morgan of Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Arbroath said: “We will have 28 Police Scotland Youth Volunteers from Arbroath and Dundee at the event tomorrow, along with assistance from adult volunteers.

“We will be helping with stewarding duties at the event and will also be taking part in the Festival of Heroes parade. We look forward to seeing you there!”

More information on the event can be found athttp://www.arbroathsheroes.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/arbroathsfestivalofheroes