Veteran proudly spreads the word

Tug Wilson holds a copy of the Proud to be a Poolie poster with Clive Petty (left) from the Staffordshire branch of the Royal Artillery Association, and Cecil Ward (right) the parade marshal for the Royal Horse Artillery
Tug Wilson holds a copy of the Proud to be a Poolie poster with Clive Petty (left) from the Staffordshire branch of the Royal Artillery Association, and Cecil Ward (right) the parade marshal for the Royal Horse Artillery

A PROUD Hartlepool man made sure his home town came to the fore when he took part in a high-profile parade in London.

Tug Wilson carried the Queen’s Colours for the 14th year at the annual Remembrance Day parade.

Before the ceremony, he found time to have his photograph taken with fellow veterans at Wellington Arch, on Hyde Park Corner, which is the muster point.

Tug, 67, who served in the Army for 38 years including time in the Royal Artillery, is pictured centre holding a copy of the Hartlepool Mail’s Proud To Be A Poolie poster.

By doing so, he helped to highlight what he says is the greatest town in the world.

Tug, who is the secretary of the Hartlepool branch of the Royal Artillery Association, said: “It is important to raise Hartlepool’s profile and we need all the help we can get to do that.”

With him are Clive Petty, from the Staffordshire branch of the Royal Artillery Association, and Cecil Ward, the parade marshal for the Royal Horse Artillery.

Our thanks go to them for backing our Poolie campaign.

Why not take your chance to show your passion about your town?

All we want you to do is pick up a copy of our new poster from the Hartlepool Mail reception, or download it from our website at www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk It contains the slogan Proud To Be A Poolie.

Take it with you whenever you go on holiday or go away for a short break.

Have your photograph taken with the poster and send it to us so that we can publish it – and show that you have helped to spread the Hartlepool word.

Send your photos to the Mail newsdesk, Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX, or log onto www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk