Stirling to host Armed Forces Day 2014

THE CITY of Stirling will host next year’s Armed Forces Day, the Ministry of Defence has announced. armed forces day

The historic central Scotland city will be the focal point for UK-wide celebrations of the armed forces on Saturday June 28, 2014.

It will be the second time Scotland has hosted the national event after Edinburgh took on the role in 2011.

Stirling’s Provost, Mike Robbins, spoke of the city’s pride in becoming the focus of next year’s events.

He said: “I am particularly pleased because it gives us the chance to pay tribute to all those who are serving in the British forces around the world today.

“It is also a chance to honour the veterans from our area, and across the UK, who have done so much to defend freedom – whether that was in in the Second World War, Korea or in more recent conflicts.”

The event will also coincide with the opening of the new Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre.

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