Ex­cite­ment builds ahead of Armed Forces Week­end

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

is build­ing ahead of Lochgilp­head Armed Forces Day.

One of the big­gest com­mu­nity events in Ar­gyll and Bute, it is set to be even big­ger than usual when it gets un­der way this week­end.

At mid­day on Saturday June 16, a pa­rade of armed forces vet­er­ans, serv­ing per­son­nel and cadets will march from Lochgilp­head Drill Hall, down Ar­gyll Street to Poltal­loch Street and the front green, where a pa­rade in­spec­tion will take place.

To com­mem­o­rate 100 years since the end of the First World War, a win­dow dress­ing com­pe­ti­tion around town will add at­mos­phere to the oc­ca­sion. Lo­cal stores have dec­o­rated their win­dows in sup­port of the cel­e­bra­tion of the coun­try's fallen heroes. Pop­pies, Union Jacks and air­craft are dis­played as a sign of sol­i­dar­ity with the peo­ple who made such sac­ri­fices a cen­tury ago.

A tro­phy will be pre­sented to the win­ner who will be cho­sen by pub­lic vote. Peo­ple can place their vote in a box in the Mail­box post of­fice and shop on Ar­gyll Street, Lochgilp­head, un­til Saturday June 16.

Votes can also be cast on the front green af­ter the pa­rade as part of a gala af­ter­noon of fam­ily fun.


Armed Forces Day in 2016.

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