Freedom of the Borough parade for armed forces

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Residents are invited to celebrate the armed forces during a special parade through Wallsend town centre.

The Freedom of the Borough Parade will take place on Saturday, giving members of the public an opportunity to thank and honour the people who fight for their country.

Starting at 11.30am with the inspection of the troops in Coronation Street Car Park, on High Street East, the parade will go towards High Street West for the salute and conclusion on West Street.

The parade will include armoured vehicles and will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, as well as the Chairman of the Council, Coun Dave McGarr.

Coun McGarr said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to pay our thanks to the amazing men and women who dedicate their lives to keeping our country safe.

“They do so much for us and I’m delighted that we are able to take this opportunity to show how grateful we are with this excellent event.”

This event is part of a weekend full of activities at the Army Reserve Centre in Debdon Gardens, in Heaton, where people can attend a community open day on Sunday where military vehicles, equipment and an army field kitchen will be on display.

For more contact Carol Girvan on (0191) 643 5347.