Quiet reflection planned for Armed Forces Day

No large-scale event can be held this year, such as this parade in 2019, but a more intimate ceremony is planned to mark Armed Forces Day. 06_a25ArmedForcesDay11

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Exactly a century since Lochgilphead’s war memorial was dedicated, people will gather there to pay tribute to our armed forces.

For a number of years Lochgilphead has been the location for Argyll and Bute’s largest and most colourful Armed Forces Day event.

The Covid pandemic made such events impossible in 2020 and again this year, but a smaller-scale act of commemoration will take place on the intended date for the event, Saturday June 12.

Meeting in Colchester Square for 10.45am, participants including representatives of the armed forces, members of the clergy, a piper and bugler will gather at the war memorial at 11am on Saturday for a ceremony and the laying of wreaths.

All Covid guidelines will be strictly adhered to.