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Stapleford Pride As Troops March Through Town

Stapleford Pride As Troops March Through Town

27/06/2017 Stapleford Celebrated Armed Forces Day this weekend with a special military parade, as soldiers and veterans from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group march through the town centre on Saturday.

Around 50 soldiers from the Group, based at Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell marched through the town to exercise their Freedom of Entry to the Borough, along with veterans from the Royal Engineers Association and led by the Royal Engineers Reserve Band.

Hundreds of residents took to the streets to give a rousing welcome to its Army heroes during the parade and a group of businesses and volunteers supplied bunting and decorated the town in red, white and blue.

The parade was also attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, alongside the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE; Town Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Chris Rice; The Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP and other dignitaries.

Stapleford parade

The march follows parades each of Broxtowe’s four towns after Broxtowe Borough Council unanimously agreed to confer the Freedom of Entry to the Borough of Broxtowe upon 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group in recognition of their outstanding achievements, commitment and dedication in the service of this country and as an expression of the high regard in which they are held by the Council and members of the community.

For more information please contact the details provided below.   

Civic Office
tel: 0115 917 3210