Edinburgh station goes live

Scotland?s most senior soldier, Major General Euan Loudon will be joining former radio 1 DJ Mark Page live on air to officially launch Edinburgh Garrison Radio at 11am on 17 May 2005.

Since March this year Edinburgh Garrison Radio has been bringing Army news and sports to soldiers, their families and MoD civilians based in Edinburgh. Garrison Radio has been providing the Army with its own unique independent radio service since 2001. It broadcasts to service personnel and their families based in Aldershot, Catterick, Colchester and Tidworth/Bulford and its website provides a worldwide service connecting soldiers overseas with family and friends back home in the UK.

Major General Euan Loudon, the Army?s most senior officer in Scotland and the North of England said: ?I am pleased to welcome Garrison Radio to Edinburgh as an extension to the excellent service they already provide to other Army units across UK. They re-enforce the strong strengths of the community that already exists within the services by linking local units and families whether at home or deployed overseas. Garrison Radio will certainly contribute greatly to Edinburgh Army life.?

Mark Page, MD of Garrison Radio said: “It is an exciting moment to bring Scotland it?s first ever Army radio station. With the military population expanding further in the next year, Edinburgh will continue to grow in importance for both Garrison Radio and the British Army. We hope to link families at home in the capital city when the Capital?s regiments, such the 2nd Battalion The Light Infantry are deployed later in the year.?

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