9 Regiment Royal Artillery 'The Welsh Gunners', stationed at nearby Albemarle Barracks, is supporting Hexham's Armed Forces Day in strength. There will be 300+ soldiers on duty in Hexham with 200+ taking part in a march through Hexham, wearing desert battle dress and bearing their arms. There will be a Parade inspection and presentation of Afghanistan campaign medals by the Duchess of Northumberland, the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland. The Mayor will also present the Regiment with the Honorary Freedom of the Town of Hexham.
After the parade inspection ends, the parade marches back to be dismissed at Wentworth car park.
There will be support and displays by 102 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The REME Pipe Band will also be there and playing in the Bandstand.
There will be various stalls, fairground rides, sideshows and armed forces displays and exhibitions in Beaumont Street and in the Park. There will be one or two GMLRS [Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System] battlefield vehicles on public display in Beaumont Street too, before and after the parade ends.
Subject to weather there will be a parachute drop by the Royal Artillery Black Knights parachute display team onto the Sele. In the Market Place there will be a Farmers Market so there will be lots to see and enjoy.
Contact details:Name: Hehxam Tourist Information Centre
Added by Armed Forces Day on June 21, 2010