Bigger and better Armed Forces Day in prospect

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Lochgilphead’s annual Armed Forces Day, the only event of its kind in Argyll and Bute, is set to be even bigger than usual when it gets under way next month.

At midday on Saturday June 16, a parade of armed forces veterans, serving personnel and cadets will march from Lochgilphead Drill Hall, down Argyll Street to Poltalloch Street and the front green, where a parade inspection will take place.

Organisers expect this year’s parade to be bigger and better than ever, with more veterans and serving personnel keen to come along than in past years.

Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day will commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One and a window dressing competition around town will add atmosphere to the occasion.

As part of a gala afternoon on the green following the parade, a grand prize draw will be made at 3pm.

Anyone interested in having their business or organisation featured with a stall on the front green should email e.rhodick@yahoo.com.

More information is available on the Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day Facebook page.