Prince Philip to take salute at 90th anniversary of King’s Lynn Royal British Legion branch on Sunday
The Duke of Edinburgh will lead 90th anniversary celebrations for King's Lynn and District branch of the Royal British Legion this weekend.
Prince Philip will take the salute at a veterans' parade in the Tuesday Market Place in the heart of Lynn just before 2.45pm on Sunday –something he also did for the branch's 80th anniversary.
The King's Lynn and District branch of the Royal British Legion was formed on February 6, 1922 and it is hoped thousands of people will come out to show their support for those who have fought for their country and are still doing so today.
The highlight of its 90th anniversary celebrations will be a combined military parade consisting of Legion members, standard bearers, ex-servicemen and women, and current members of the armed forces, led by the Minden Band of the Queen's Division.
The parade will leave Common Staithe Quay car park at 1.50pm and march to the Tuesday Market Place parade ground via Ferry Street.
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The TS Fearless Marine Cadet Band will entertain the public in the Tuesday Market Place from 1.15pm to 1.45pm, prior to the arrival of the main parade.
At the Tuesday Market Place the parade will form columns for the arrival of Prince Philip, who will make the inspection before taking his place on the saluting stand.
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The Duke will attach a 90-year pennant to the King's Lynn Royal British Legion standard, before it is blessed by Canon Sally Theakston and Canon Chris Ivory
A procession will march past those on parade including members of the Cadet Forces at 2.40pm with the Duke of Edinburgh taking the salute.
During the morning, there will be a wreath laying in Tower Gardens at 11.30am.
Gerry Tann, president of King's Lynn and District Royal British Legion, said: 'As well as being a time for commemoration, this special anniversary will give us an opportunity to reflect on the ever- changing needs of our Armed Forces community.
'As we celebrate our past, we owe it to today's service personnel and their dependants to look to the future and to ensure that the service and support we provide continues to meet those needs.'
He added: 'This will be one of the biggest military parades to take place in King's Lynn for 10 years when we held our 80th anniversary on the Tuesday Market Place.
'We are urging members of the public to support this historic event and show their appreciation to the men and women who have fought for their King, Queen and country and are still doing so today.'