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2018
Please note Date changes for this year
21st / 22nd April 50th Birthday Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2018
JANUARY
24th Spion Kop and Ismailia Parade. Meet 1045 at Gallipoli Gardens / Wellington Gardens

FEBRUARY
4th M62 Memorial Parade 1030 hrs Hartshead Services M62

APRIL
22/23 Fusilier 50 Northumberland Freedom Parades and Service
24th Schofield VC Commemoration Blackburn
28/29 Fusilier 50 Freedom Parades and Gallipoli Weekend (see notes below)

JUNE
18th Armed Forces' Flag Raising, Bury, Rochdale and Salford
See website for details


JULY
7th Fusilier 50 Dinner, London
14th Fusilier 50 Service, National Arboretum
27th Fusilier 50 Minden Madness, Rain Bar, Manchester
29th Fusilier 50 Minden Drum Head Service 1200 hrs Gallipoli Garden

OCTOBER
TBA Lester VC Commemoration Huyton, Liverpool
TBA Wood VC CommemorationStockport

NOVEMBER
TBC Clarke VC Commemoration, Winsford
TBC Fusilier 50 Art Exhibition, Fusilier Museum
10th Remembrance/Inkerman Dinner
Minden Suite, Fusilier Museum
11th Remembrance Parades, Bury, Salford, Rochdale, Oldham

DECEMBER
1st Association Christmas Dinner



28th / 29th April Gallipoli Weekend
FUSILIER 50 LANCASHIRE FREEDOM PARADES
SITUATION

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 and Sunday 28/29 April 2018.

INTENT

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

PROGRAMME

The provisional programme is
ROCHDALE Saturday 28 April
1030 Arrive DOP
1100 Step Off
1130 Town Hall March Past
1200-1315 Lunch. Mayor to speak, Col Lancashire or CO to reply
1330 Depart Rochdale, police escort

SALFORD Saturday 28 April

1415 Arrive DOP
1445 Step Off
1500 Salute
1515 Fallout
1515-1600 Refreshments. Mayor to speak, Col Lancashire or CO to reply
1600 Depart for overnight accommodation

BURY, SUNDAY 29 APRIL

1130-1145 Seating in Church
1145-1250 Service
1250-1300 Wreath laying
1300-1315 Parade
1315-1500 Freedom Reception, Castle Armoury


PARADE LEAD
5th Fusiliers will lead on all three parades with 1st Fusiliers in support.


BAND & CORPS OF DRUMS
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
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.
Split Parade. The Parade will be divided into three cohorts
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.
Cohort 2. The second cohort, led by the Fusilier Band and Corps of Drums (Lancashire) will be formed of members of the Association.
Cohort 3. The third cohort will be formed of cadets from BGS CCF, if available, GMACF and SCC, led by the GMAFC Corps of Drums. Capt Adamson will ensure that invitations are sent out to BGS CCF, GMACF, TS Scorpion and TS Euryalus.
No Inspection. Due to the 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.
Colours in Church. The Colours 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.

GALLIPOLI/ST GEORGE'S WEEKEND 2018

P R O G R A M M E

Saturday 28 April 2018
GALLIPOLI/ST GEORGE'S/FUSILIER 50 DINNER
in the Castle Armoury, Bury

Reception 1900 hrs
Dinner 1930 hrs
Carriages 2359hrs
Cost £25 including wine and port
Dress Lounge Suits, Regimental Jacket if preferred

Sunday 29 April 2018
No form-up, go straight to Church
1130 hrs Go into Church
1255 hrs Form up on Bolton Street
1300 hrs Step off for March Past
(Followed by pies and peas in Castle Armoury)


DINNER DANCE BOOKING FORM

Please supply ________ tickets at £25 per head.

Remittance enclosed for £____________
(Cheque made payable to The Fusiliers' Association (Lancashire))


Contact name _________________________________________

Address _________________________________________

_________________________________________

Contact tel no _________________________________________

Please return this booking form, together with remittance to
Steven Fitt
The Fusiliers' Association
Fusilier Museum
Moss Street BURY BL9 0DF no later than 1 March 2018
Please indicate below the menu requirements of you and your guests


STARTERS

1.Cream of Vegetable Soup,
Petit Pain and butter
or
2.Chicken Liver Pate, Red Onion and Orange Chutney,
Toasted Brioche

MAIN COURSE

1.Roast Chicken Supreme in Gravy
or
2.Topside of Beef with Gravy

(Both served with Roast and Mashed Potatoes
and Seasonal Vegetables)

DESSERT

1.Chocolate Torte, Raspberries,
Chantilly Cream and Coulis
or
2.Vanilla Cheesecake,
Fresh Strawberries and Chantilly Cream

A vegetarian option is available which must be pre-ordered


Names of Guests (Block capitals please and include yourself and menu choice i.e 1 or 2)

Name
Starter
Main
Dessert
       
       
       
       
       
       

 


10th June Sunday afternoon
Band Concert at Gorton Monastery in aid of the Fusilier Museum
Standards Assault Pioneers and Standards on parade The Lancashire Band and Corps of Drums will be in attendance,
along with the Scots Guards Manchester Branch Pipe Band.
The Colonel of the Regiment General Nanson will be there
if you have never been to the Monastery its well worth a visit