3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery Parade

Hundreds of soldiers will be parading through the streets of Hexham as the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (3 RHA) exercises its Freedom of Northumberland.

16th July 2022

The parade, on Saturday, July 16, will involve a military band, around 300 service personnel, equipment and vehicles and strengthen the 3 RHA’s ties with the county and people of Northumberland.

3 RHA was awarded the Freedom of the County in 2016, shortly after the return of the Regiment to the UK following many years based in Germany and the parade will mark only the second time that the Regiment has exercised this freedom.

The event timetable is:

  • 10:00 Marching contingent leave Chisholm Place for Beaumont Street (moving along Priestpopple)
  • 10:25 Marching contingent arrive at Beaumont Street
  • 10:30-11:30 Inspection & address
  • 11:30 Prominent personalities set off for Hexham Abbey
  • 12:00-13:15 3 RHA exercise freedom of Northumberland through streets, heading northwest.

As with any major event taking place on public streets, road closures will be taking place before, during and after the parade. The council has been working closely with the army to minimise disruption. Any queries about the road closures or parking restrictions can be directed to roadclosures@northumberland.gov.uk

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