Town to mark Armed Forces Day

Service at County Hall in Morpeth for Armed Forces Day.
Service at County Hall in Morpeth for Armed Forces Day.

ARMED Forces Day is to be marked in Ashington with a parade and service.

The parade on Sunday will be lead by Newcastle Pipe Band, leaving the British Legion headquarters in North Seaton Road at 10.30am, travelling along Station Road and then into the Library Gardens in Kenilworth Road.

Mayor of Ashington Coun John McCormack will be marching alongside other councillors and the Royal British Legion veterans.

At the War Memorial, there will be a short remembrance service conducted by Territory Envoy Norma Phillips, SA, with music by the Bedlington Salvation Army Band.

A number of wreaths will be laid during the service before the parade returns along the same route.

The legion is inviting local residents to show their appreciation for past and present serving members of the British Armed Forces by joining them along the route.

John Simpson from the Royal British Legion, said: “British Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for people to show their appreciation of the work and commitment from past and present serving members of the Armed Forces.”

“At the same time, we remember those who have given their lives for their country during both world wars and other conflicts.

“Once again, we are grateful to Ashington Town Council for its support with the administration and I sincerely hope that the people of Ashington will come out and take part in the day.”