Royal Marines attend Forfar ceremony

The flag-raising ceremony at The Cross in Forfar.

The flag-raising ceremony at The Cross in Forfar.

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Royal Marines from 45 Commando in Arbroath joined local people and dignitaries at a flag-raising ceremony in Forfar to mark Armed Forces Day.

The marines, from Command Company, paid their respects as a specially commissioned flag Armed Forces Day flag was raised.

All local authorities around the country had been invited to join in on a simultaneous flag-raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day, which fell on was on Saturday (June 27). The Forfar ceremony was attended by Angus MP Mike Weir, local MSPs Nigel Don and Graeme Dey and Georgiana Osborne, Lord Lieutenant of Angus.

45 Commando is currently Lead Commando Group, the UK’s response to any crisis, maintained at high-readiness to deploy anywhere in the world. Members are currently embarked on HMS Bulwark involved in migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

Captain Andy Bryce RM, detachment Commander said: “It has been a busy period since we assumed the role of Lead Commando and this provided us with a great opportunity to meet the people of our local community.”