Armed Forces day

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde residents are being encouraged to attend a ceremony to celebrate our serving military men and women.

Serving troops, veterans and their families will join the Provosts of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, as well as the Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Colonel Peter McCarthy, to mark Armed Forces Day with a service in Paisley Abbey on Saturday 18 June at 10am.

Armed Forces day

A collection will be held after the service with donations going to Bravehound, a charity providing companion dogs and support in training them to former servicemen, women and their families.

Following the service tea and coffee will be provided within the Abbey.

Both Provost’s and the Lord-Lieutenant will then move on to Hawkhead cemetery where they will lay wreaths at the memorial.

Renfrewshire Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “Armed Forces Day is an important event within the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde communities and I’m glad we are able to come together again this year in recognition of the contribution made to our country by members of our Armed Forces.

“I have been honoured to speak with many ex-servicemen and women over the years who have shared their stories and memories and I know how much this event means to them.

“It’s important to show our support and I would encourage as many people as possible to attend.”

As well as the joint service with Inverclyde, Renfrewshire will host a flag raising ceremony on Friday 17 June, at 11am, outside Renfrewshire House.