VIDEO: Special service and Armed Forces Day parade in Northumberland town

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It has been a historic day for the Royal British Legion at St Andrew’s Wallace Green Church in Berwick.

Standards from the former Berwick and Crookham branches were laid up at a drumhead service and a new standard for the North Northumberland branch was dedicated.

Drumhead service and parade in Berwick on Armed Forces Day. Picture by Jane Coltman

Drumhead service and parade in Berwick on Armed Forces Day. Picture by Jane Coltman

Following this was a parade to mark Armed Forces Day through the centre of Berwick to the Guild Hall. It was watched by hundreds of people.

In addition, an exhibition of military memorabilia – featuring sections on the Battle of the Somme, Jutland and Britain in 1916 – was on display in the town hall.

Drumhead service and parade in Berwick on Armed Forces Day. Picture by Jane Coltman

Drumhead service and parade in Berwick on Armed Forces Day. Picture by Jane Coltman

Drumhead service and parade in Berwick on Armed Forces Day; Standard bearers outside St Andrew's Church in Wallace Green. Picture by Jane Coltman

Drumhead service and parade in Berwick on Armed Forces Day; Standard bearers outside St Andrew's Church in Wallace Green. Picture by Jane Coltman