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MVS to Pay Respects Afloat

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Newcastle Quayside shoppers will stop to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday when members of the Northumbria Unit of the service host a tribute to the fallen.

The MVS unit will lead a small procession of vessels up the river before stopping between the Millennium and Tyne Bridges to take part in the two-minute silence and placing a wreath into the river.

The event is being organised following a successful pilot last year when the unit paid its own tribute on-board its 21-foot long rigid inflatable boat.

Volunteer Officer Angela Carrington said “Last year was a special moment for the unit and a great opportunity to show the community what we do.
We were humbled when the crowd on the quayside applauded after the silence and the laying of the wreath.
It shows how much Remembrance Sunday means to the people of the North East and gave us the idea to open up the idea to other river users.”

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Picture: Volunteer’s Mark Tiffin, Angela Carrington and Keith Newman at last years event.

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