Great Pilgrimage role for teenage Standard Bearer

Adam Owens. Picture by Ian Fraser.
Adam Owens. Picture by Ian Fraser.

A Ponteland High School student will be among the participants when the Royal British Legion recreates its 1928 pilgrimage to First World War battlefields.

Adam Owens is Cadet Sergeant in 2510 Air Cadets (West Denton). He joined the squadron when he was 13.

Adam Owens. Picture by Ian Fraser.

Adam Owens. Picture by Ian Fraser.

For the second year running, he is the Royal British Legion Northumbria County Youth Standard Bearer and the Royal British Legion North East Region Youth Standard Bearer – this area goes from Berwick to Hull and from the coast to the Pennines – after winning the competitions.

The 17-year-old is in the top six in the country after taking part in the national competition earlier this month.

In August, Adam will be carrying the Northumbria County Youth Standard at the Great Pilgrimage 90.

It will start in France and end at the Menin Gate in Belgium.

The Royal British Legion Newcastle West branch, which Adam belongs to, is looking for new members.

For more information, call County Youth Officer Debbie Owens on 07954 598883.