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A proud day for the Borough

Published on Friday, 2nd August 2019

It was a day to remember – last Friday 26 July, the 30th Signal Regiment marked its 60th birthday with a spectacular march through Nuneaton, exercising its Freedom of Entry to the Borough.

The town was packed with well-wishers as the parade set off from Dugdale Street, moved along Queens Road, then formed up outside the town hall for a welcome from Borough Mayor, Cllr June Tandy. The regiment were then inspected by the Mayor, along with the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire and the High Sheriff of Warwickshire.

The Parade was led by Lieutenant Colonel Hannah Stoy, Commanding Officer 30th Signal Regiment and Commander Queens Gurkha Signals. She said:

“It was a privilege to lead the parade where over 170 officers and soldiers of the regiment exercised our Right of Entry to the Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth on Friday 26 July 2019.  As Commanding Officer I will only get this opportunity once during my appointment and we were in awe of the support given to us by the people of Nuneaton and by the numbers who came to share the occasion.  We will continue to foster the excellent community relationship between the Borough and Barracks for many years to come.”

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s Armed Forces Representative, Cllr Barry Longden said:

"I am incredibly proud of the Borough’s strong association with the Regiment and felt very honoured to attend the march.

“It was a fantastic day for the town and one which will be remembered for a very long time. I was delighted to see so many people coming along to show their support and gratitude to the Regiment and all our other armed service personnel.”

Photographs of the day can be viewed on the Council’s Facebook Page @NBBCouncil.