Published 11 July 2022

West Dunbartonshire Council honoured its military community at the weekend as part of a worldwide Armed Forces Day celebration.

The event – held on Saturday in Clydebank – included a parade leaving from Three Queen’s Square at the Clyde Shopping Centre, with veterans’ groups, cadets and Scouts all marching.

Led by the Balaklava Pipes and Drums, the parade went along Abbotsford Road, Chalmers Street and Kilbowie Road before proceeding to Clydebank Town Hall.

On arrival at Town Hall, a salute was taken by Jill Young MBE, Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire and Provost Douglas McAllister, followed by a short commemorative service in the Grand Hall, led by Rev Gregor McIntyre of Faifley Parish Church.

Provost McAllister said: “This event was a great opportunity to recognise the bravery and dedication of the Armed Forces personnel in our area and it was humbling to be among them.

“I was delighted to see such a great show of support from West Dunbartonshire residents who turned out to show how much they value the important work these men and women do on a daily basis.

“I would like to thank Rev Gregor McIntyre for conducting our service and for his inspirational sermon, appreciated by all present.”