The parade will march off from the Greenwell Lane car park at 11 am. It will go up Greenwell Lane and turn right into Bondgate Without, passing under the Bondgate Tower. His Grace the Duke of Northumberland will be on a saluting dias outside the White Swan Hotel. The parade will bear right into Bondgate Within, pass down through Narrowgate and follow Bailiffgate around to St Michael's Church. A drumhead service will be held in the church with local dignatories and representatives of the Forces in attendance. The church service is scheduled to begin at 11.30 am and finish at 12.15 pm.
Following the church service the parade will retrace its steps back along Bailiffgate towards the castle. It will pass through the Barbican and assemble on the Outer Bailey. Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal will be presented to eligible personnel by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland and Brigadier Grenville Bibby CBE, who commands 15 (NE) Brigade. Following the medal presentations the parade will march out through the Barbican and disperse back to Alnwick TA Centre for lunch and refreshments.
Dress will be combats for all ranks. Medals are to be worn. The highest standard of turnout and bearing is expected.
As W Company is hosting the event the maximum possible attendance is required. If you are able to attend then please make every effort to get there. Those not marching will be allocated jobs along the route, in the church or castle.
Transport will be as follows:
Minibus 1: Coy Minibus: Lt Lister:
Belford 0830 hrs
Rothbury 0900 hrs
Alnwick 0930 hrs
Minibus 2: County Minibus: SI Watson:
Broomhill 0900 hrs
Amble 0910 hrs
Alnwick 0930 hrs
Alnwick cadets are to report to the TA Centre by 9.30 am that morning.
The cadets will be free to disperse from Alnwick TA Centre at around 2.15 pm after the guests have left. Return minibus journeys will also depart at that time.
Look forward to seeing you all then, smartly turned out.