In gratitude from those who serve
Sir, – On behalf of the organising committee for the Royal British legion Scotland Festival of Remembrance held in the Caird Hall, Dundee, on November 3, we would like to convey our sincere thanks to those who made the night one to remember.
If I miss anyone, please accept my apologies, but they include the Lord Provost’s offices at Dundee City Council, staff and management of the Caird Hall, the Ministry of Defence and in particular the 51st Infantry Brigade, Poppyscotland and the Royal British Legion Scotland Headquarters team, the military bands from the services, the fantastic voices of Amy Hawthorn and Alison Ross, those members of the Armed Forces Regular, Reserve and cadets, Police, Fire, RNLI, Merchant Navy, Order of St John’s, and not forgetting the amazing war widows who carry themselves with such pride and, for the first time, the representatives from the Elizabeth Cross Association.
Thanks too to all the standard bearers from the Royal British Legion Scotland, the Queen’s colours and Area colours, and to the ministers from the represented denominations who led the Act of Remembrance.
Finally and not least thank you to those members of the public who came to the festival. Your enthusiasm and support is greatly appreciated. And please remember our armed forces are still serving in areas of conflict.
Although it is accepted that Remembrance Day is associated with the First World War, it is there for the many years of conflict, loss and injury. There has only been one year in which British troops have not been deployed to some area of conflict and the Festival of Remembrance is for these troops also.
Kindly mark your diaries for Saturday November 2 2019 and thank you all for your support.
Alastair W. McLean. Strathmore Street, Dundee.