Massed Cadet Pipes and Drums in Dingwall

Massed Cadet Pipes and Drums in Dingwall

- 12/04/2014

On Friday 11 April Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh, took the salute of the Masses Band of the Army, Air Force and Navy Cadets of the United Kingdom at their first parade of the year in Dingwall, following their annual Piping and Drumming tutorial week.

Mrs Bowen spoke briefly to say :

Dingwall has impeccable military links. Today, in the High Street you march in the footsteps of the Seaforth Highlanders, who in turn merged to become the Queen’s Own Highlanders, then the Highlanders and now 4 Royal Regiment of Scotland. Those past parades have seen departures for war, homecomings, and remembrance for those fallen in battle to give us the freedoms we now enjoy, and always every parade would have been to the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums. Today you echo this great history as you march through this ancient town.

But this parade would not happen without the dedicated time and experience of your tutors. You may find the going tough. You may find the attention to detail irritating, but it all pays off in the end. So, on your behalf, and indeed of all those present today, I offer my thanks to your tutors too.

I conclude with offering you Dingwall’s best wishes for you next engagements in Inverness and Edinburgh.

Thank you.

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