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Soldiers mark regiment's anniversary.

A PARADE of 700 Fusiliers, reservists, veterans and cadets marched through the streets of Newcastle on Saturday.

Organised by The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF), the regiment celebrated the 50th anniversary of its formation.

Members of the 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (5RRF), marched from Ceremonial Way at the Civic Centre to the Cathedral of St Nicholas for St George's Day.

Ahead of the march, the Colonel of the Regiment, major general Paul Nanson and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Linda Wright, inspected the parade.

They then presented the specially-struck Fusilier 50 Commemoration medal.

With the sun shining down, people could be seen stopping to watch the parade, which was led by two horses and a band, as it travelled through the streets.

Following the commemorative service at the cathedral, a second parade headed back to Ceremonial Way.

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The Veterans' March in Newcastle city centre celebrating 50 years of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 23, 2018
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