ScottishPower Pipe Band answered the call to all pipers across the world to get involved a play a tune composed by Pipe Major Donald Maclean during his time as a prisoner of war.
His march ‘The Heroes of St Valery’ commemorates those who fought and fell there.
Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay, will join the tribute
His Royal Highness said: “On June 12 1940, after a gallant stand, the 51st Highland Division with supporting arms and services, including elements from English regiments, was forced to surrender to the German army at St Valéry-en-Caux on the Normandy coast of France.
“At 10am, on this year’s 80th anniversary, pipers throughout Scotland and further afield will be on their doorsteps playing the celebrated march, the Heroes of St Valéry, in honour of the fallen and to remember a battle in which those of the Division displayed the greatest courage and tenacity.”
He added: “I warmly encourage all pipers, whether skilled or learning, to take part in this moving tribute to one of the United Kingdom’s most legendary fighting formations.
"We remember all who served and who sacrificed so much.”
The piping performance at Birkhall will be echoed all over Scotland and throughout the world, with more than 450 pipers taking part in tomorrow’s poignant occasion.
It is thought the level of participants is a record for the greatest number of pipers playing simultaneously.
The events have been developed by three leading Scottish Armed Forces charities: Poppyscotland, Legion Scotland and RCET: Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity.
*** Adhering to all the social distancing guidance the band recorded this to honour all those who fought and lost their lifes during that time***
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