Watch: Hundreds turn out for HMS Northumberland

Hundreds of people cheered on personnel from HMS Northumberland as they marched through Morpeth town centre this afternoon.

The parade of more than 160 servicemen and women was led by musicians from the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland dressed in scarlet tunics, bearskins and kilts.

HMS Northumberland parade through Morpeth.'Picture by Jane Coltman

HMS Northumberland parade through Morpeth.'Picture by Jane Coltman

The event celebrated the affiliation between this Royal Navy missile-armed warship and Northumberland and during a short ceremony, a scroll re-affirming its Right of Freedom of the county was presented to the Commanding Officer, Commander Trish Kohn.

She said: “I’m incredibly proud to be able to bring the ship back to her home county.

“The reception we had in Morpeth was wonderful. The great turnout shows the strength of feeling in the community for the Royal Navy.”