Flag of honour in Milngavie

THE official Armed Forces Day flag was raised in Milngavie on Monday (June 25).

East Dunbartonshire Provost Una Walker was presented with the standard by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire Bobby Steele TD JP and it was hoisted by a member of the local army cadet force at 10.30am in the precinct.

Provost Walker said: “I was honoured to lend my support to this national event and to pay tribute to the men and women, past and present, of all our armed forces.”

Members of the Milngavie and Bearsden Branch of the Royal British Legion, police, fire and ambulance services were also there.

Ian M W Taggart MBE, chairman of the Royal British legion Scotland, Milngavie and Bearsden branch, said: “Armed Forces Day was established in 2009 to raise awareness in recognition of the substantial service, dedication and often ultimate sacrifice of all our Armed Services who pledge to protect the safety and security of Britain.”

Music was provided at the event by pupils from Douglas Aacdemy.

The flag will fly until Monday, July 2.

LYING THE FLAG . . . veterans, members of the British Legion, air training corps and army cadets help to raise the offical Armed Forces Day flag. (Ref: m21061a) Pictures: PAUL MCSHERRY

PAYING TRIBUTE . . . British legion standard bearer Iain Sinclair with Joseph Morgan, a menber of the air training corps and pupil at Bishopbriggs Academy. (Ref: m21061b)

MUSICAL OPENING . . . Douglas Academy pupils started the offical proceedings with some music. (Ref: m21061c)

FLYING HIGH . . . Provost Una Walker presents the Armed Forces flag in Milngavie precinct. (Ref: m21061d and e)