Flags fly over George Square for Armed Forces

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Glasgow marked Armed Forces Day with a grand salute on Saturday, led by lord provost and lord lieutenant Sadie Docherty.

The Linn councillor took the salute at the march past the cenotaph at 12.15pm, joined by rear admiral John Clink, colonel Stuart Campbell and squadron leader Archie McCallum, representing each armed service, as well as first minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Lord lieutenant Sadie Docherty said: “It is important that our serving military and our veterans know they have the support of this city and the whole of Britain.

“A highlight for me, as well as the march past and the music of the Royal Marines Band Scotland, is the opportunity to meet veterans and servicemen and women.

Glasgow supporters flocked to George Square for the celebration, which also included performances by dancers the Kennedy Cupcakes and Ayrshire band the Waterfront, as well as Commando Challenge, vintage jeeps on display and an array of stalls.

The Armed Forces Day cake was once again donated by Greggs the baker and taxied to Erskine Hospital for veterans to tuck in.

As reported in The Extra last week, East Renfrewshire held its Armed Forces Day celebrations a week earlier at Rouken Glen Park.