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Berwick-upon-Tweed is celebrating 900 years of history … and everyone’s invited!

OUR GARRISON STORY

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.

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Berwick’s Garrison Story through the Ages, 27th & 28th June 2015

THE MINDEN DAY PARADE

1st August marks a famous battle fought in 1759 by The King’s Own Scottish Borderers.  This year, the Parade was led by the Berwick Royal British legion, Coldstream and InterSkaldis Pipe Bands.

Members of the Regimental Association are presented with roses in remembrance of the flowers the soldiers put in their hats as they marched to the battle.

Minden Day Parade Saturday 31st July 2015