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Soldiers of Norfolk regiment honoured in Sheringham naming ceremony

PUBLISHED: 11:28 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:28 24 July 2017

The new locomotive to be named after the Royal Norfolk Regiment. Picture: M&GN Joint Railway Society

The new locomotive to be named after the Royal Norfolk Regiment. Picture: M&GN Joint Railway Society

M&GN Joint Railway Society

A 400-year-old Norfolk regiment will be thanked for their service as a locomotive will be named after them.

The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society have named their new WD 2-10-0 locomotive 90775 the Royal Norfolk Regiment.

The first locomotive to bear this name, the train will also receive full military honours.

Neil Sharpe is the chairman of the railway society, and said: “This is something of which the Society and the Regiment are extremely proud.

“The naming honours generations of local soldiers who served in the regiment over almost 400 years and so cements a uniquely strong local connection between the locomotive, the North Norfolk Railway and our county.”

The naming of the locomotive will take place at Sheringham NNR station at noon on September 9.

As well as seeing support from the Royal Anglican Regiment, it is hoped that man veteran soldiers will attend the event and share their stories.

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