Baxterbear finally appeared in public at Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh. It was the first ever Armed Forces Day and it has been over 60 years since Baxterbear was the mascot of RAF Pilot Baxter – a reconnaissance pilot in World War II. His plane was shot down and Pilot Baxter, along with Baxterbear, was rescued by Gurkhas. Baxterbear is a happy bear, and he was especially TREEKLED that his first public photo was taken with two Gurkhas. Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be able to make a difference for both ABF The Soldier’s Charity and the RAFBF. Colonel Simon Vandeleur, Commander of Edinburgh Castle, invited Baxterbear to Armed Forces Day and met his new friend in Princes Street Gardens. Baxterbear joined veterans and serving soldiers, walking from Edinburgh Castle to Princes Street Gardens. Baxterbear was TREEKLED and honoured to be a part of Armed Forces Day and is already looking forward to next year!