Turnout smart for Arbroath Armed Forces and Emergency Services Parade

45 COMMANDO GROUP TAKE PART IN ARBROATH ARMED FORCES AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY  ROYAL Marines from 45 Commando Group marched in the annual Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade in Arbroath on Saturday 7th June.    45 Commando have a long and proud history with the people of Arbroath having first moved here in 1971.  After 10 years of campaigning in Iraq and Afghanistan the Commando has reaffirmed its position in the local community and every year this has been strengthened through community engagement and support to local events.  This year the Commando started training to assume its position as the UK's Very High Readiness force in May 2015 but will continue to actively engage with the community.       Royal Marines from Command and X-ray Company, 45 Commando Group marched alongside Veterans and Cadets during the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade that took place in Arbroath's town centre on Saturday.  The salute was taken by Lieutenant Colonel DJ Cheesman MBE RM.

45 COMMANDO GROUP TAKE PART IN ARBROATH ARMED FORCES AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY ROYAL Marines from 45 Commando Group marched in the annual Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade in Arbroath on Saturday 7th June. 45 Commando have a long and proud history with the people of Arbroath having first moved here in 1971. After 10 years of campaigning in Iraq and Afghanistan the Commando has reaffirmed its position in the local community and every year this has been strengthened through community engagement and support to local events. This year the Commando started training to assume its position as the UK's Very High Readiness force in May 2015 but will continue to actively engage with the community. Royal Marines from Command and X-ray Company, 45 Commando Group marched alongside Veterans and Cadets during the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade that took place in Arbroath's town centre on Saturday. The salute was taken by Lieutenant Colonel DJ Cheesman MBE RM.

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A show of Arbroath’s military prowess can be seen during the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade on Saturday, June 6.

Twenty Royal Marines from Zulu Company, 45 Commando will lead the parade through Arbroath’s town centre accompanied by veterans, cadets and Emergency Services personnel, as part of the annual parade.

They parade will leave from Arbroath Abbey at 1.30pm and will march through the town, along High Street towards Victoria Park where the RM Condor Military Wives Choir will perform. Lieutenant Santino Alessandro, OC, 11 Troop, Zulu Company said: “It is a great honour that 45 Commando have been asked, once again, to march in Arbroath’s Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade and we hope to see you all there on Saturday.

“This year has been, and will prove to be, a busy period for 45 Commando. We have recently taken up the role of Lead Commando and this will be a great opportunity to meet the public and support our local community who look after us so well. We’ll also be on hand to answer any questions the public may have about the Royal Marines and hopefully encourage a few to join us.” 45 Commando took on the role on May 1, ready to deploy anywhere in the world as the UK’s response to any military or humanitarian crisis. They are currently involved in the migrant rescue operations on HMS Bulwark in the Mediterranean.