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     The Durham ACF Band and Bugles are applauded after the “March Past” by all on parade
Durham Remembrance Parade Sunday 11 November 2018
The Durham City Parade is the biggest Remem- brance Celebration in the county and starts with a service in Durham Cathedral. Within the cathedral service the DLI Association Branch standard for Durham carried by Mr John Pepper was paraded with many others and laid up at the altar. Two In-Pensioners from the Royal Hospital, including Arthur ‘Skippy’ Teasdale, a former soldier of the DLI, were present. Major Donald McDonald President of the Durham Branch DLI Association laid the DLI
wreath in the DLI Chapel. After the service Major Chris Lawton laid a similar wreath in the DLI Garden. Contingents were present from The Household Cavalry, 8th Bn The Rifles, The Irish Rangers, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, and The Royal Dragoon Guards. The five regiments of the Foot Guards were represented by young guardsmen from the Infantry Training Centre at Catterick.
As 2018 marked 100 years since the formation of the Royal Air Force, a replica Spitfire had been placed in the Market Place. A contingent from the Royal Air Force paraded to support it followed by Lt Laurent Falhun, Captain and ship’s company of the French Navy patrol boat Pluvier. Members of the Durham ACF and Scouts from within the county were also on parade.
The parade marched through the Market Place where the salute was taken by the Lord Lieutenant of Durham Mrs Sue Snowdon, and the Mayor of Durham Cllr John Lethbridge accompanied by the Mayor’s Bodyguard, and flanked by members of the Household Cavalry.
The Durham Army Cadet Force Band & Bugles under their Director of Music Major Colin Miller brought the March-Past to a conclusion, after which the Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor and their guests joined many members of the community for refresh- ments in the Town Hall.
        The procession of wreaths
in Durham Cathedral was
led in by members of the DLI Association and In-Pensioners from the RHC
   The different Regiments and Corps form up on Palace Green for the March Past to the Market Place
 The Durham City Branch of the DLI Association bring up the rear

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