West Norfolk welcomes the Royal Anglians
West Norfolk will welcome home the Royal Anglians when they march through King's Lynn to receive the Freedom of the Borough.The 1st Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment will march on the Tuesday Market Place on Sunday, March 30.
West Norfolk will welcome home the Royal Anglians when they march through King's Lynn to receive the Freedom of the Borough.
The 1st Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment will march on the Tuesday Market Place on Sunday, March 30.
They will be joined by West Norfolk Mayor Kathy Mellish, who will take the salute.
"I feel extremely humbled to be involved in this unique occasion,” she said. “I share so many people's feelings that we should acknowledge all that the regiment does on behalf of the nation and the risks they undertake.
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“I do urge people to come along and show their pride in the Royal Anglians who have a special relationship with this area, not only because they have the Freedom of the Borough but because they do recruit from Norfolk."
During the parade the Mayor will present campaign medals to those who have been in Afghanistan and at the conclusion the detachment will march off down the High Street with bayonets fixed and colours flying.
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Council leader Nick Daubney said: "We are delighted that the Royal Anglian Regiment have accepted our invitation to exercise the Freedom of the Borough and indeed consider it a privilege to be able to welcome them home in this way. “We are proud of the task they have undertaken on behalf of their country and are particularly pleased that the Regiment has so warmly welcomed our ideas to closely involve their families in this celebration."