Photo Caption:- Scotland’s Armed Forces Day celebrations commenced at Stirling Military Show with a military parade from the city centre on to the spectacular arena show which included a military choir, Royal Marines demonstration, drill competitions, and massed pipes and drums.
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STIRLING CELEBRATES THE ARMED FORCES
Today [Saturday, 22 June 2013] Stirling kicked off Scotland Õs Armed Forces Day celebrations at Kings Park and the whole city was invited.
The city and surrounding communities ensured that military men and women, cadets, and veterans got a very special day of celebrations.
The unique day gave the opportunity for people in and around Stirling to thank the Armed Forces past and present for their brave service, and recognise the contribution they have made to Scotland and the United Kingdom .
The day started with a parade of military personnel, cadets and veterans stepping off from the city centre.
After the parade Stirling Military Show then began and provided an afternoon of entertainment for all the family Ð including a Royal Marines demonstration, the Military WAGS choir who topped the charts with Gary Barlow and their hit ÔSingÕ, a Spitfire flyover, Cadets drill competition, Police dogs display, and massed bands.
ÒThe colour, fun, music and spectacle of Armed Forces Day is one of the highlights of the Stirling diary,Ó said Stirling Provost Mike Robbins.
ÒOur event is now recognised by the Army as the principal one of its kind in Scotland , which is a proud achievement. IÕm sure local people will have had a terrific day out, and welcomed the chance to show appreciation for everything our Armed Forces do for our country and for the Stirling area.Ó
Armed Forces Day is a Ministry of Defence initiative to honour and celebrate the work of the Armed Forces and those who support them.
It aims to raise awareness about the contributions of the Royal Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force, reservists, veterans