Soldiers young and old to go on the march

Service at County Hall in Morpeth for Armed Forces Day.'Attending the service were the three surviving members of the Newcastle branch of the Dunkirk Veterans group. From left Private Richard Atkinson from the Durham Light Infantry, Sgt Tommy Wells from the Medical Corps and Cpl Jim Heppell from the Royal Engineers.
Service at County Hall in Morpeth for Armed Forces Day.'Attending the service were the three surviving members of the Newcastle branch of the Dunkirk Veterans group. From left Private Richard Atkinson from the Durham Light Infantry, Sgt Tommy Wells from the Medical Corps and Cpl Jim Heppell from the Royal Engineers.

a parade will be held in Blyth this weekend to mark Armed Forces Day.

Units taking part will include 203 (Elswick) Battery, 101 Regiment Royal Artillery (V), the Northumbria Army Cadet Force, the Air Training Corps, ex-service associations and youth organisations.

At 10.45am on Saturday, the parade will forms up in guards at the Dinsdale House car park in Marine Terrace before marching off at 11am onto Marine Terrace, then along Renwick Road, Waterloo Road and Percy Street.

Blyth mayor Bob Parker will take a salute from the contingents forming the parade.

n On Monday at midday, the Armed Forces Day flag was raised at County Hall in Morpeth to mark the build-up to Saturday’s events.

Representatives of Northumberland County Council joined services personnel past and present and civic leaders to show their support for the country’s troops.