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Elgin service to honour armed forces

Press release   •   Jul 06, 2016 09:32 BST

The public are being invited to attend a church service next week to honour Moray’s armed forces past and present.

The event will take place at St Giles’ Church in Elgin town centre on Monday, July 11 at 2pm and will be followed immediately afterwards by a sunset ceremony at the nearby war memorial featuring a lone piper.

The service will be taken by Rev Colin Stewart of St Sylvester’s RC Church in Elgin, RAF Lossiemouth station chaplain Rev Mark Perry and Rev Seoras Mackernzie, chaplain to 39 Engineer Regiment at Kinloss Barracks.  

Representatives from both bases, including RAF Lossiemouth station commander Group Captain Paul Godfrey and Major Gerard McKay of 39 Engineer Regiment,  will also be in attendance along with the Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Lt Col Grenville Johnston, and Moray Council convener Councillor Allan Wright.

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.


Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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