News Round Up

There was an excellent turnout from branches for Airborne Forces Day and the Annual Muster in Dunfermline on Saturday 29th July. Over 200 members, guests and family friends were present to enjoy a parade and march past in the City Centre which was followed by a memorial service in Dunfermline Abbey. Lunch was taken in the Glen Pavilion and diners were entertained by the Tullis Russell Mills Brass Band and a piper during lunch. After lunch there was time to visit a number of displays in and around the Glen Pavilion before moving to the nearby DZ to watch a free fall parachute display. Unfortunately the winds were too strong to permit parachuting but the aircraft did make several passes over the DZ and the safety officer provided a running commentary. 

Fifty members and guests were present at the Preview Evening for the 2017 Edinburgh Tattoo on Thursday 3rd August. The evening began with supper in the Royal Scots Club before moving to Edinburgh Castle for a superb tattoo. 

Perth & District held their annual golf competition on Monday 28th August 2017 and the members participating enjoyed an excellent and well run event.

A copy of ABA Pegasus, Airborne Forces Day & Annual Muster Edition July 2017, is now available on this website.

ABA Aberdeen held a most successful Burns Supper on Saturday 13th January in Gordon Barracks, Bridge of Don, which was enjoyed by well over 100 members and their guests.

ABA Fife held their Burns Supper in the Tipsy Nipper Restaurant, Fife Airport, on Friday 16th February. Members from Fife were joined by members from Glasgow, Perth & District, Dundee and Stirlingshire for a most enjoyable evening.

ABA Glasgow held a Burns Supper in Darcy's Restaurant, Glasgow, on Saturday 24th February. This was another exceptional evening with a number of excellent guest speakers and a first class menu for those fortunate enough to be able to attend.

ABA members and guests attended the Quarterly Service at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, on Sunday 11th March. At the end of the service the Lowland Band of the RRS played the "Ride of the Valkyries" prior to members moving to the Royal Scots Club for lunch.