Northumbria ACF will be exercising their Freedom of Northumberland by parading through Alnwick on Saturday, 30th June 2012.
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.
There will be a Freedom of Northumberland Parade practice on Sunday, 24th June 2012. Everyone attending the actual parade, cadet and adult, should make every effort to attend.
Timings will be as follows:
Coach (55 seater):
Belford 0820 hrs
Alnwick 0840 hrs
Amble 0900 hrs
Broomhill 0910 hrs
Kingston Park 1000 hrs
Rothbury - Lt Lister will arrange timings and inform the cadets involved.
The coach will depart from Kingston Park for the reverse journeys home at 1430 hrs (or thereabouts).
The RSM will go through final arrangements for the Freedom of Northumberland parade, which will be held in Alnwick on 30th June 2012.
Dress will be CS'95, well turned out and please remember to bring a packed lunch.
Transport for the Cadre weekend this Friday, 8th June, will be as follows:
Minibus 1 (Lt Lister driving):
Belford (1 cadet), 1845 hrs
Alnwick (8 cadets), 1915 hrs
CTC Otterburn, 2000 hrs
Transport will depart CTC Otterburn at around 1400 hrs on Sunday, 10th June, for the reverse journeys home.
The Company will be constructing a Diamond Jubilee Beacon at Matfen this Sunday (3rd June). The following pick up timings will apply:
Sunday, 3rd June 2012
Alnwick: 1000 hrs
Broomhill: 1030 hrs
We should be back at home locations in the early evening.
Can everyone attending on Sunday try to bring some gardening gloves for log moving and a garden spade if possible. Dress will be CS'95 with combat jacket. You'll also need warm/waterproof clothing and a packed lunch. We might call at a nearby shop, so cadets may wish to bring some spending money.
In common with other beacons across the land our beacon will be lit late on Monday night (4th June). However, we will need to do last minute preparations at the site to make sure the beacon is well built and safe. The following pick up times will apply on Monday.
Monday, 4th June 2012
Alnwick: 0845 hrs
Broomhill: 0915 hrs
We will stop at the beacon site overnight and ensure it is properly extinguished and cleared on the Tuesday morning (5th June). Dress will be CS'95 with combat jacket. You will also need a packed lunch, overnight kit (sleeping bag, change of clothes, wash kit, sun cream, insect repellent) and optional spending money.
Unfortunately, as we only have male adult supervision, we are unable to take female cadets to the beacon site on Monday or to stop overnight. Apologies to those female cadets that offered to help. Female cadets are very welcome to help out for the day on Sunday.