Veterans on parade

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More than 600 veterans and serving members of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Association branches marched through the streets of Glenrothes on Saturday.

Members travelled from around the country, as well as abroad to take part in the national event.

Airborne Forces Day

Airborne Forces Day

This year, the honour of organising the parade was given to the Fife branch of the Parachute Regimental Association, which is celebrating its 20th year.

Among those attending on the day were veterans ranging from those who served in the Second World War to those serving soldiers who have recently fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The day started with a service at St Columba’s Church before a parade marched along Rothes Road and North Street.

Military vehicles from over the years carried some of the elder veterans, while others marched along behind.

Music was provided by a lone piper and the Tullis Russell Band.

Major General Peter Chiswell took the salute alongside Margaret Dean, Lord Lieutenant of Fife, outside Fife House.

Following the parade, veterans and invited guests attended a special reception at the TA Centre in the town’s Baltimore Road.

Among the entertainment laid on was a performance by the Military Wives.