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FUSILIER 50 LANCASHIRE FREEDOM PARADES SATURDAY 28TH -SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2017
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FUSILIER 50 LANCASHIRE FREEDOM PARADES
SATURDAY 28TH -SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2017

SITUATION
1. During the FUSILIER 50 celebrations in 2018 the Regiment will exercise the Freedom of Bury, Rochdale and Salford. This will take place over the GALLIPOLI WEEKEND which is SATURDAY 28th to SUNDAY, 29th April 2018.

SITUATION
1. During the FUSILIER 50 celebrations in 2018 the Regiment will exercise the Freedom of Bury, Rochdale and Salford. This will take place over the Gallipoli Weekend which is Saturday 28th to Sunday, 29th April 2018.



INTENT
2. The intent is to parade in Rochdale and Salford on Saturday 28th and in Bury on Sunday 29th April as part of the annual Gallipoli Sunday Commemorations.


PROGRAMME
3. The provisional programme is:

a. Rochdale Saturday 28 April
i. 1030 Arrive DOP
ii. 1100 Step Off
iii. 1130 Town Hall, March Past
iv. 1200-1315 Lunch, Mayor to speak, Col Lancashire or CO to reply TBC
v. 1330 Depart Rochdale, police escort

b. Salford Saturday 28 April
i. 1415 Arrive DOP
ii. 1445 Step Off
iii. 1500 Salute
iv. 1515 Fallout
v. 1515-1600 Refreshments TBC. Mayor to speak, Col Lancashire or CO to reply TBC
vi. 1600-Depart for overnight accommodation.

b. Bury Sunday 29 April
i. 1130-1145hrs Seating in church
ii. 1145-1250hrs Service
iii. 1250-1300hrs Wreath Laying
iv. 1300-1315hrs Parade
v. 1315-1500hrs Freedom Reception Castle Armoury
PARADE LEAD
5th FUSILIERS, will lead on all three parades with 1st FUSILIERS in support: 5th FUSILIERS
BAND & CORPS OF DRUMS
7. It is hoped that the following are available:
a. Regular Band. RHQ have bid for a regular army band for all three Freedom Parades on both days.

b. Lancashire Band. The Fusilier Band and Corps of Drums (Lancashire) from the Castle Armoury are requested to support Gallipoli Sunday and lead the Association Parade.

c. GMACF. The GMACF Corps of Drums is requested to lead the Cadet Parade on Sunday in Bury.


GALLIPOLI SUNDAY
8. Parade Numbers. The Freedom Parade in Bury will be combined with the annual Gallipoli Parade. This will result in an above average number of people marching through Bury with approximately 500 on parade.


9. Split Parade. The parade will be divided into three cohorts.

a. Cohort 1. The first cohort, led by a regular army band, will include battalion colours and two guards composed of Fusiliers from the 1st and 5th Battalions.

b. Cohort 2. The second cohort, led by the Fusilier Band and Corps of Drums(Lancashire), will be formed of members of the Association.

c. Cohort 3. The third cohort will be formed of cadets from BGS CCF, if available, GMACF and the SCC, led by the GMACF Corps of Drums. Capt Adamson will ensure that invitations are sent out to, BGS CC, GMACF, TS Scorpion and TS Euryalus.

d. No Inspection. Due to numbers involved, a parade and inspection will not take place in the Castle Armoury, prior to the church service. The parades will form up on Bolton Street while the service is taking place.

e. Colours in Church. The Colours of the of the 5th Battalion will be paraded in church as part of the service. Need to consider a rehearsal.

Route.

All three cohorts will form up on Bolton Street as for Gallipoli 100 in 2015. The parade route is Market Place, Market Street, Haymarket, Bypass, Manchester Road, Silver Street to the Castle Armoury where it will fall out. There will be an “eyes right” opposite the Fusilier Museum.


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