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Armed Forces’ Day defies rain to put on a fine show

Crowds marvel at colour, sound and size of spectacle


IT MAY have rained on the parade, but the poor weather did little to dampen the atmosphere at Lochgilp head Armed Forces’ Day last Saturday.

Hardy stallholders battled a stern wind and persistent rain to set out their stands on Lochgilphead’s front green. A determined attitude, however, meant that the weather didn’t dominate proceedings as an excited crowd gathered to watch the Armed Forces’ Day march. After a nervous wait for instructions, the veterans, ser ving personnel and cadets – led by the newly- formed Loch Fyne Pipe Band – marched from the Lochgilphead Drill Hall to Poltalloch Street for inspection.

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