MORAY’S ANNUAL TRIBUTE to the armed forces is to be held this year in the form of a service at St Giles’ Church in Elgin.
Members of the public are being invited to attend the service on Monday, July 11 at 2pm which will be followed immediately by a ‘sunset ceremony’ at the adjacent war memorial featuring a lone piper.
Rev Colin Stewart from St Sylvester’s RC Church in Elgin is to take the service alongside RAF Lossiemouth’s station chaplain Rev Mark Perry and the chaplain to 39 Engineer Regiment at Kinloss Barracks, Rev Seoras Mackenzie.
There will also be representatives from both military bases in Moray led by Group Captain Paul Godfrey from RAF Lossiemouth and Major Gerard McKay from Kinloss Barracks. The Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Lt Col Grenville Johnston will also attend as will the convener of Moray Council, Allan Wright.
Until this year Armed Forces Day was celebrated in rotation by each of Moray’s main towns with a parade and brief service. Moray has a long association with all three main branches of the military – the Army, RAF and Royal Navy – and veterans will be particularly welcome at Monday’s event.
Further information is available by calling 01343 563003.