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Armed Forces Week Celebrations in Nairn

Issued: 16 Jun 2010

A programme of events is being held in Nairn from Monday 21 June to mark Armed Forces Week.

The celebrations start with the flag raising ceremony at the Court House on Monday, 21 June at 10.30 am. In attendance will be the Lord Lieutenant, Ewen Brodie, The Highland Council Convener, Councillor Sandy Park, Provost Laurie Fraser and Nairn Ward Members, Royal British Legion, Seaforth Club, serving members and veterans from the Armed Forces and three pipers.

At 12.00noon, Royal Air Force representatives will make a presentation on their contribution to the Armed Services at the Royal British Legion.

On Saturday, 26 June, a parade has been planned at 2.30 pm led by the Nairn & District Pipe Band, marching from Millbank Street. Millbank
Crescent, Cawdor Road and past the Royal British Legion where the salute will be taken by the Lord Lieutenant.

The Lord Lieutenant will give an address at 3.45p.m. followed by representatives from The Highland Council, the Royal British Legion and Seaforth Club.

At 4.30p.m., representatives from the Royal British Legion and Seaforth Club will renew their Poppy Wreaths at the War Memorial in a private
Act of Remembrance followed at 5.30 pm by a short sunset service at the Royal British Legion where the Armed Forces Day Flag will be lowered, accompanied by pipers playing "Home to Barracks". The flag will then be presented to a veteran.

Armed Forces Week ends on Monday, 28 June with the lowering of the flag at the Court House at 10.30 am.

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