Wind speeds of up to 50 mph tested a few kilt pins at the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Day Parade on Saturday.
Royal Marines from 45 Commando Group, Arbroath Royal British Legion Pipe Band, veterans and cadets fought against the gale-force gusts to parade through the town, flanked by a mass of local support.
“It is a great honour to be part of a local community event and to see the support the people of Arbroath gave us today,” said Lieutenant Santino Alessandro RM, officer in command of 11 Troop, Zulu Company, 45 Commando.
The rumbling of the Royal British Legion Scotland Branch bikers led the parade down the main stretch of the High Street where the Lord Lieutenant of Angus Georgiana Osborne stood on the dias to take the salute.
Culminating in Victoria Park the groups stood on parade while the RM Condor Military Wives Choir battled admirably against the elements singing a collection of old war songs and Vera Lynn numbers.
Punctuated by the firing of the Minute Gun and the bugle sounds of the Reveille, a minute’s silence was held.
The wind sadly put paid to some of the stalls but did not stop the gutsy pilot of the Pitts Special S2-A biplane who delighted the crowds with a thrilling aerial display to finish the day.
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