The following press release has been received from the Vale of White Horse District Council:
Local residents and visitors are invited to attend a march through Abingdon on Saturday 1st October involving over 100 soldiers from 3 and 4 Regiments Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) granted freedom of the Vale.
Service personnel from the Dalton Barracks based Regiments will march through the town in a display of ceremony and tradition accompanied by services band musicians.
Starting at 10.50am they will begin at the fire station and progress to Market Place where Vale of White Horse Chairman, Cllr. Mike Badcock will contribute some words for thought and celebration.
The 3 and 4 Regiments (RLC) are exercising their Freedom of the Vale area awarded to them by the Council in May to recognise their contribution of service to the country and the residents of the Vale. The honorary award allows the freedom for armed march through the streets.
The parade is a wonderful opportunity for families, friends and local residents to come together to celebrate both the Regiments and the wider Armed Forces.
Cllr.Mike Badcock said, “The honour recognises the vital contribution the Regiments make to life in the district, particularly around the Abingdon area, and the service they give to the country.”
Road closures and diversions will be in operation to allow the event to take place. For further details please click this link, which will take you to the entry in the town’s events diary.
Any enquiries regarding this event should be directed to Karen Dodd at the Vale of White Horse District Council, firstname.lastname@example.org