A SPECIAL full council meeting is being held tonight to present the freedom of Corby borough to the Royal Anglian Regiment.
Corby mayor Gail McDade will be presenting a commemorative scroll to Lieutenant Colonel Johnson, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, in front of the whole council and guests.
All councillors supported the move on behalf of the residents of the borough to recognise the bravery, dedication and professionalism displayed by the men and women of the regiment.
It is the first time the freedom of the borough has been awarded. This honour allows The Royal Anglian Regiment to freely march through the borough on all ceremonial occasions.
Cllr McDade said: “It is a great honour to bestow the freedom of the borough on the regiment. It is a token of the appreciation felt by local people in the dedication and self-sacrifice shown by our brave men and women who serve to protect us all.”