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Regiment exercises Freedom of Entry to the Borough

Published on Wednesday, 11th July 2018

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will be exercising their right to march through Nuneaton on Sunday 9 June 2019.

This will be the first time that staff of the Regiment have exercised their Freedom of Entry to the Borough since it was granted in 2010. The honour allows Regiment members to march through the town with bayonets fixed and regimental standards flying.

The Parade will also mark the 75th anniversary of D Day and celebrate Armed Forces Day. Starting from Dugdale Street, the Parade will pass the Town Hall to be greeted by the Mayor, then head to the Riversley Park war memorial for a drum head ceremony.

Residents will be encouraged to take to the streets to give a rousing welcome to our Army heroes during the parade.

Cllr Barry Longden, the Council’s Armed Forces representative said:

“This is a great honour for the town and I’m delighted that the Regiment has chosen to exercise its Freedom of Entry to the Borough during this very special 75th anniversary year.

“As a Council we do all that we can to support our armed service personnel and have strong links to the military.”