Scottish War Blinded Members Attend Royal Salute at Edinburgh Castle

Posted: 08/07/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded members and staff attended the 21 Military Gun Salute at Edinburgh Castle on Tuesday 3 July 2015.

The event was organised to mark the Queen’s official arrival at Holyrood Palace often referred to as a ‘Royal Salute’.

Scottish War Blinded members attend Royal Salute at Edinburgh CastleMembers were welcomed by senior officers of C Battery 3 Royal Horse Artillery for afternoon tea in the Officer’s Mess before the ceremony.

They were joined by representatives of military charities, chaplains and leaders of multiple faith groups based in Edinburgh.

Prior to the commencement of the Royal Salute, guests gathered in the castle courtyard to enjoy a fine performance from a military band and lone piper.

Members of C Battery 3 Royal Horse Artillery carried out the Royal Salute with fine precision who looked resplendent in their ceremonial military uniforms.

Scottish War Blinded member Derek McDonald said:

“It’s been an interesting afternoon meeting new people in the magnificent setting of Edinburgh Castle. It’s certainly another event I can add to the list of new experiences.”