Large parade expected in Berwick for Armed Forces Day

Residents and visitors will have an opportunity to show support for those who have risked their lives to protect us on Armed Forces Day.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 4:18 pm
Armed Forces Day in Berwick 2017. Picture by Jane Coltman

It is expected to be the biggest Armed Forces Day that Berwick has seen, with hundreds of servicemen, veterans and cadets on parade on Saturday.

The day begins with a huge selection of stalls, teas and coffees in the town hall from 10am.

The formal event begins at 11am with a Drumhead service in St Andrew’s Wallace Green Church.

This will be followed at noon by a parade led through the town from the church to the town hall.

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The parade will include the Berwick Detachment of the Northumbria Army Cadet Force, Berwick Detatchment of the Air Force Cadets, Royal British Legion riders, Berwick Scooterists, MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, a huge selection of military vehicles, award-winning pipe bands and more.

Last Saturday, the 9th Armed Forces Day Parade of Colours took place. It began with a Battlefields Motorcycle Run with riders following a route taking in historic sites.

At East Ord Village Hall, there were displays from Northumbria Police, Great North Air Ambulance Service and Blood Bikes Scotland. Mayor of Berwick Brian Douglas and the civic party attended and Berwick RBL Pipe Band entertained.