Army regiment to parade through Corby

The 2nd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment  Photo by Cpl Obi Igbo.
The 2nd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment Photo by Cpl Obi Igbo.
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The Royal Anglian Regiment will be using their right to freely march through the borough of Corby for the first time on Monday, July 21, after being awarded the Freedom of the Borough back in 2012.

The regiment was awarded the Freedom of the Borough in recognition of the courage they displayed in battle and their long association with the borough. This event will give all residents the opportunity to show their full appreciation of the outstanding service that these brave men and women give for everyone.

Now the date has been announced plans will be put in place and further details of the event will be released closer to the day.

The mayor of Corby, Cllr Judy Caine, said: “It was the first time that the borough council had awarded the Freedom of the Borough to a regiment so we are very honoured and excited to be able to welcome the parade through our streets.

“This is the highest honour that we can bestow on the regiment and we hope that it goes someway to showing our appreciation and respect for the bravery they show each and every day in battle. Currently they are serving in Afghanistan, so the parade will also be an opportunity to welcome them home.”