A former RAF base that was handed over to the Army has opened its gates to the public for the first time in three years.

Leuchars Station, in Fife, Scotland, is now home to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, and they have invited the community back to showcase what they do. 

During the open day, children were able to dress up as soldiers and visitors were able to take pictures with the personnel and handle some of the equipment used by the Armed Forces.

Leuchars Open Day

Lt Col Dominic Coombes, SCOTS DG Commanding Officer, said: “The RAF have a great legacy here, and I’m hoping we will have one too.

"We’re a Scottish regiment back in Scotland after 30 years in Germany, it’s a great opportunity to remind people of who we are.”

Entertainment throughout the day included training displays and performances by the Pipes and Drums of SCOTS DG.

Leuchars Open Day
Military vehicles were also displayed during the Open Day.

The RAF were based at Leuchars for 95 years before the base was handed over to the army in 2015. 

Formerly RAF Leuchars, the station became home to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 2 Close Support Battalion of the REME and 110 Provost Company of the Royal Military Police.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are Scotland's most senior and only regular cavalry regiment.