A MEMORIAL honouring the Lancashire Fusiliers who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their service in World War One will be unveiled at his year Gallipoli commemorations on Sunday.

The stone memorial in Gallipoli Garden recognised all 18 Lancashire Fusilier who received the Victoria Cross.

The Lancashire Fusiliers fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War 1 and won the famous “six VCs before breakfast”.

Each year the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers commemorates such bravery with a special parade through Bury town centre.

More than 300 people will take part in the parade, which will include serving Fusiliers from Fifth Fusiliers as well as Fusilier Cadets and Veterans. Civic guests and dignitaries from Bury will join the Colonel of the Regiment, Major General Paul Nanson CBE, when taking the salute outside The Fusilier Museum.

Gallipoli commemorations will start with a special church service at Bury Parish Church for invited guests, before the parade stepd off at 1.10pm, following a short route around the town, before taking the salute outside The Fusilier Museum on Silver Street.

Colonel James Denny, Regimental Secretary for the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers said: "Gallipoli is an important day in our Regimental calendar, so once again we will pay tribute to the fallen and recognise the ultimate sacrifice they made as Lancashire Fusiliers.

"The parade in Bury is always a popular event and we look forward to taking part in this year’s commemorations following our 50th anniversary last year."


12:50: VIPs move to the war memorial - Mayor of Bury lays a wreath, followed by The Col of the Regt.

1300: Parade forms up in The Rock and Crompton Street.

1300: Unveiling of 18 VCs memorial in Gallipoli Gardens

1310: Parade moves off

1330: Parade ends followed by lunch for invited guests at Castle Armoury

Parade moves off from The Rock into Market Place and left turns into Market Street.

It then continues into Haymarket Street, right turns onto Angouleme Way then right turns into Manchester Road. Parade then continues along Silver Street where the salute will be taken outside the Fusilier Museum.