Veterans raise the flag for Armed Forces Day

Armed forces veterans present for the flag-raising were, from left: Tommy Macpherson, Alistair Kenny, Richard Cameron, Willie McMillan, Leslie Morans, Robert Graham and Bruce Strang. 
Armed forces veterans present for the flag-raising were, from left: Tommy Macpherson, Alistair Kenny, Richard Cameron, Willie McMillan, Leslie Morans, Robert Graham and Bruce Strang. 

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A troop of military veterans turned out in force to proudly raise the Armed Forces Day flag over Campbeltown last Saturday.

They joined thousands across the country in marking the UK-wide event on June 25 which highlights the efforts and work of all British armed forces in keeping the people of the UK safe, at home and abroad.

Richard Cameron, Willie McMillan, Bruce Strang and Leslie Morans did the honours and raised the Armed Forces Day flag at the head of Campbeltown's Old Quay.
Richard Cameron, Willie McMillan, Bruce Strang and Leslie Morans did the honours and raised the Armed Forces Day flag at the head of Campbeltown’s Old Quay.

Armed Forces Day is the culmination of a week of events which celebrates the entire armed forces community and all that they stand for.

Now in its 14th year, it is an opportunity for the nation to show its respect to military personnel and their families, thanking them for defending our way of life, protecting British citizens around the world, and strengthening the country’s relationships with its allies and partners.