Remembrance Sunday 2022: the order of service in Newcastle this Remembrance Sunday, including road closures

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Newcastle City Council has announced their order of service ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance Sunday

As the nation pays tribute to those who have fallen in armed conflict and the end of World War One, Newcastle City Council has announced the order of events. Remembrance Sunday in Newcastle  will pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much to keep the country safe with a military parade and Service of Remembrance.

Commemoration events will begin when the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Karen Robinson, lays wreaths on the Renwick War Memorial, the Burma Star Memorial, the Memorials to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the South Africa War Memorial.

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His Majesty’s Forces, under the Command of Lieutenant Colonel P Smyth MBE, Commanding Officer 5 Fusiliers, are joined by cadets and veterans for a Military Parade that will march from the Civic Centre to the City War Memorial at Old Eldon Square.

Joining the Fifth Fusiliers for the parade will be detachments from HMS Dauntless, The Queen’s Own Yeomanry, 101 (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery, Royal Marine Reserves (Scotland), 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, Trojan Squadron DTUS. RAF Boulmer and Northumbrian Universities Officers Training Corps.

The Lord Mayor will then lead crowds gathered at the War Memorial in observing a two-minute silence at 11am in memory of those who lost their lives in two World Wars and the conflicts that have followed.

A Service of Remembrance will then be led by the Very Reverend Geoff Miller, Dean of Newcastle Cathedral while wreaths will be placed on the War Memorial before the Lord Mayor and her party move to the Saluting Dias at Grey’s Monument. It will be there where she will take the salute as the parade marches back to the Civic Centre.

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“An important opportunity to say thank you”

In a press release regarding Remembrance Sunday in Newcastle, Councillor Karen Robinson, Lord Mayor of Newcastle, said “Remembrance Sunday is a time to come together to remember and pay our respects to those who gave their lives to protect our freedom and way of life.

“As the war in Ukraine continues, Remembrance Sunday is also an important opportunity to say thank you to serving military personnel and their families for everything they continue to do to keep us safe.”

“The debt of gratitude we owe our Armed Forces is one we must never forget and I am sure the people of Newcastle will turn out in their hundreds as we pay tribute and say thank you to each and every one of the brave men and women who served and who continue to serve today.”

What road closures are planned in Newcastle for Remembrance Sunday 2022?

Newcastle City Council have confirmed that following roads and areas will be affected by Newcastle’s Remembrance Sunday events between the hours of 10am and 12:30pm.

  • Sandyford Road - from Civic Centre Car Park access road to St Marys Place 
  • St Marys Place - for entire length • Percy Street - for entire length
  • Blackett Street - for entire length • Northumberland Street - from Blackett Street to Northumberland Road
  • Northumberland Road - from Northumberland Street to John Dobson Street
  • John Dobson Street - from Northumberland Road to St Mary’s Place
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