Big Boys’ Brigade battalion takes to streets in force

Members from the Belfast Battalion of The Boys Brigade as they parade through Belfast
Members from the Belfast Battalion of The Boys Brigade as they parade through Belfast

Members of the UK’s biggest Boys’ Brigade battalion paraded through the centre of Belfast on Sunday.

The youngsters belong to the roughly 6,000-strong Belfast Battalion (which actually includes members from north Down, Lisburn and Newtownabbey), and were attending their annual church service, taking place at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution in the city centre, before marching past the City Hall at about 4.15pm accompanied by bugle, flute and pipe bands.

Members from the Belfast Battalion of The Boys Brigade as they parade through Belfast

Members from the Belfast Battalion of The Boys Brigade as they parade through Belfast