Armed Forces Day

MICHAEL Smith left and Michael Blacklaw.

MICHAEL Smith left and Michael Blacklaw.

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In the run up to the annual Armed Forces Day flags have been raised across the UK and beyond to mark the start of a week of celebrations.

Stonehaven & District Sea Cadets have been playing their part this week in this special celebration of the Armed Forces. The Unit Chairman John Agnew and Commanding Officer Kevin Morris attended a ceremony held to mark this event at Aberdeenshire Council’s HQ at Woodhill House.

The event was hosted by Provost of Aberdeenshire Cllr Bill Howatson, who paid tribute to the work of the armed forces. Provost Howatson said: “It is an honour for Aberdeenshire Council to be able to show support to the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community and work tirelessly around the world. The flag-raising event gives us the chance to show our support to the brave servicemen and women both past and present, while recognising the ongoing vital role played by the Armed Forces. Those who have lost their lives in conflict will also be remembered.”

In the evening TS CARRON’s senior cadet Petty Officer Cadet Michael Smith and Lord Lieutenants Cadet Leading Cadet Michael Blacklaw unfurled an Armed Forces Day flag at Stonehaven Harbour where it has flown proudly all week.

On Wednesday some of the 30,000 plus UK Forces Reservists donned their uniform and travelled to work for the annual Uniform To Work Day. TS Carron Commanding Officer, Kevin Morris, wore his uniform to his work at NHS Grampian where his colleagues agreed to donate monies towards Help for Heroes.