The band was lead today by Pipe Sergeant Varley due to my necessary absence. He was assisted by Pipe Sergeant Gullen. I have had a number of reports back from band members and service personnel and what a fine job they did. I am told that the support from the great people of Mansfield was something to behold. The crowd was packed many people deap all the way down Westgate and into the market. They clapped and cheared all the way as the band drew there attention to the parade with a colection of traditional Scotish marching tunes.