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RAF Regiment – Remembrance Parade

51 Sqn RAF Regiment outside Edinburgh Castle on Remembrance Sunday
51 Sqn RAF Regiment outside Edinburgh Castle on Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday, RAF personnel paid their respects to the fallen at the Scottish National Remembrance Service.

Personnel from 51 Sqn RAF Regiment, based at RAF Lossiemouth, represented the RAF contingent of the tri service parade held at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh Castle.

SAC Mackenzie- Ward said:

Remembrance Day to me is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by others during times of war, to ensure we can continue to live the life we do today. By taking part in the Edinburgh Remembrance parade I am paying my respects whilst representing my Squadron.

The Flight, led by Fg Off Graves, marched alongside representatives from the Army and Royal Navy, with leaders of the Scottish political parties laying wreathes at the Stone of Remembrance on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Fg Off Graves said:

As the flight commander for the RAF contingent taking part, I am very proud to be leading members of 51 Sqn RAF Regiment. With last years’ events disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic it is even more important that we come back together to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice but also to reflect on conflicts that continue throughout the world today.

At 1100 the Gun was sounded to start the 2-minute silence, after the second Gun was sounded wreathes were laid followed by the National Anthem and the Benediction.

51 Sqn RAF Regiment formed up ready for the parade
51 Sqn RAF Regiment formed up ready for the parade

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