The Scotsman cartoon: Armed Forces Day and Bannockburn

The Armed Forces Day event in Stirling will take place on the same weekend as the two-day Bannockburn Live event to commemorate the battle’s 700th anniversary.

Illustration: Iain Green

A list of spectacular events planned for the event was revealed last night.

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Red Arrows displays, a Battle of Britain flypast, parachute drops and a Royal Marine rescue exercise will be staged as part of Armed Forces Day.