MVS Northumbria prepares for Remembrance Sunday


The Head of Unit of MVS Northumbia, Angela Carrington, has appeared on BBC Radio Newcastle to promote their annual afloat tribute to the fallen, which will take place next week.

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

Angela says, ”It is an important part of the units calendar.
This is a special moment for the unit and a great opportunity to show the community what we do.
We’ve been humbled in previous years when the crowds 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.”

Other river users including Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Northumbria Police, private boat owners and the North East Maritime Trust are expected to join the parade.

Boat users can contact Volunteer Officer Keith Newman to book their place in the parade on 07814 397951.