Broxtowe Honours Its Armed Forces

Broxtowe Honours Its Armed Forces

02/07/2018 BROXTOWE’S ARMED FORCES were honoured on Armed Forces Day as soldiers and veterans from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group marched through Kimberley Town Centre

Soldiers and veterans from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group marching through Kimberley Town Centre.

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.

Soldiers from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group in Hall Om Wong Park to coate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Residents took to the streets to give a rousing welcome to their Army heroes during the parade.

The parade was followed by a commemorative service in Hall Om Wong Park to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. As part of the service, wooden poppies were laid along a stream of planted poppies for soldiers from Kimberley who were killed in the war.

Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Derek Burnett BEM; Commander 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group, Colonel Pete Quaite; and Youth Mayor of Broxtowe, Alfie Russell, lay wooden poppies next to the stream of poppies in memory of soldiers from Kimberley who were killed during the First World War.

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.


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