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Ballymena Branch of the Royal British Legion , in conjunction with Ballymena Borough Council, will commemorate the 97th anniversary of The Battle of The Somme on Monday, July 1.

Wednesday, 26th June 2013, 7:49 am

Legionnaires, Naval, Army and Royal Air Forces Associations should assemble at The Services Club at 6.30pm.

The Parade, led by Castlegore Band, will step off at 1900 and March to the Memorial Gardens via Trostan Avenue, Castle St, Bridge St, Waveney Road, Galgorm Road. On arrival at the Memorial Gardens a Service of Remembrance will commence at approximately 1920. The Service will be led by Rev Norman Cameron, High Kirk Church.

Following the Service and Wreath laying the Parade will reform and March back to the Services Club

The return route will be Galgorm Road, Lower Mill St, Wellington St, Church St, Castle St and Trostan Ave.

The Mayor, Cllr Mrs Audrey Wales MBE, will take the Salute at the Post Office on Wellington Street.