Lossiemouth personnel help prepare Field of Remembrance

RAF Lossiemouth personnel helping to prepared the memorial garden

RAF Lossiemouth personnel have been busy helping in the creation of the PoppyScotland 2014 Field of Remembrance.

The airmen and women from the Moray base have been helping prepare the gardens while local school pupils planted the first crosses when the garden opened to the public earlier this week.

Organised by PoppyScotland, the second annual Field of Remembrance in Inverness has seen 2000 crosses go on display, each sent in from supporters and many with heartfelt messages in memory of lost loved ones or support for the Armed Forces.

There will also be a special Afghanistan plot to commemorate the 453 Servicemen killed in action during the conflict.

Representatives from RAF Lossiemouth and Inverness College were amongst the volunteers who planted crosses all last week to ensure the display was completed in time for the opening.

The Field of Remembrance will be open until Tuesday 11th November. During this time, members of the public who wish to plant crosses in the Field can obtain them in exchange for a donation, from PoppyScotland on Strothers Lane or the Armed Forces Careers Office on Bridge Street.

Meanwhile RAF Lossiemouth personnel will be taking part in the Remembrance Day parades and services on the Sunday at 10.40am on Elgin High Street and at the same time on the Lossiemouth Esplanade, as well as at 3pm at the Dallachy Strike Wing memorial at Bogmoor on the Spey Bay road.

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