Flying the flag in Eastwood

The Armed Forces Day flag
The Armed Forces Day flag

SOUTHSIDERS are being urged to show their support for the armed forces.

On June 15, East Renfrewshire council will host its annual Armed Forces day in Eastwood park theatre.

Airborne armed forces personnel sporting the Armed Forces Day flag.

Airborne armed forces personnel sporting the Armed Forces Day flag.

Serving officers, British Legion members and Provost Alex Mackie will be in attendance.

The event will have a variety show, fundraising concert and then a flag raising ceremony will take place on June 20.

All funds raised will go to Combat Stress, Hollybush House, Ayr.

East Renfrewshire Provost Alex Mackie, said: “This is an ideal opportunity to show your support to the hard work our armed forces do on our behalf.

Troops in desert fatigues with the Armed Forces Day flag.

Troops in desert fatigues with the Armed Forces Day flag.

“Putting their lives in harms way for us is their duty, it’s ours to provide the support we can for the work they do.

“I’d urge any residents to come along to the variety concert and show your support to our armed forces and to the excellent work being done by Combat Stress”.

After the flag raising ceremony at 10.45am, there will be a cheque presentation to Combat Stress.

This charity delivers dedicated treatment and support to ex-servicemen and women with conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.

The services they deliver are free of charge to the veteran.

Tickets for the June 15 event are £6 for adults and £4 concession available on 577 4970.

And on June 19 voluntary group Cascade will host its own Armed Forcves themed event in Rouken Glen park.

Provost Alex Mackie and the Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire will be opening the event and any money raised will be given to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association and Erskine Hospital.