Armed Forces Day began with a Drumhead Service in St Andrew’s Wallace Green Church.
The Armed Forces Day Parade was led by the Berwick Royal British Legion Pipe Band and included detachments from the ACF and ATC, members of veteran’s organisations and former crewmen of the last HMS Berwick, who visited the town with their vessel in 1975. Dozens of re-enactors also joined the Parade to illustrate the town’s long military heritage as a garrison town. The day’s programme ended with a concert performed by the Cassino Band of Northumbria Army Cadet Force, staged at Berwick Barrracks.
On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June, uniformed re-enactors brought alive the stories of soldiers of the garrison through the ages. Authentic period soldiers’ encampments were set up beside Berwick’s historic ramparts and a programme of displays and demonstrations of drill and musket and cannon firing were staged at locations around the town’s fortifications and at the Barracks, Gunpowder Magazine and Main Guard.