Veterans Parade and Beating Retreat
There will be a Veterans Parade and Beating Retreat in Conway Square, Newtownards Friday 15 June 7pm.
A spectacular evening pageant of music and veterans parading, featuring the band of HM Royal Marines. This event will honour men and women from Ards and North Down who have served their country at home and abroad.
There will also be family fun in South Street Car Park from 6pm-9pm including face and body painting, medal and circus workshops, climbing wall, an exhibition of military vehicles and a host of other activities.
Timings and the parade route are below:
19:00 Parade, led by the Band of HM Royal Marines and consisting
(consisting of approximately 250 Veterans) marches off
from Court Square
Route: Court Square-Court Street-South Street-Conway
19:10 Parade arrives at Conway Square
Band marks time while Veterans peel off to either side of
Square and take position behind Blair Mayne Statue and TT
RBL and Association Standards take position in front of the
raised grassed areas
19:15 Mayor of Ards and North Down – Welcome Speech
Representative from RBL – Response
19:20 Band of HM Royal Marines Beat Retreat
19:40 Lowering of the Union Flag followed by Sunset Service
19:50 Band Major requests permission to march off
Band marches out of Conway Square
19:53: Parade marches off