Over 250 soldiers are marching through York
12:00am 5th July 2012
Over 250 soldiers will march through the streets of York on Thursday (5th July 2012) with bayonets fixed, bands playing and colours flying when they exercise their Freedom of the City.
The parade begins at 11.00am when soldiers from the 2nd Signal Regiment will form up in Duncombe Place, York before marching through the city accompanied by the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band and the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Corps of Signals.
The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Keith Hyman will be invited to inspect the troops by the Commanding Officer of 2 Signal Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Colin Vaudin.
The parade will march along Duncombe Place, Blake Street, Parliament Street, High Ousegate, Spurrier Gate, Coney Street and past the Mansion House where the military and civic dignitaries will then take the salute as the troops march past. The signallers will then return to Duncombe Place via Blake Street.
2nd Signal Regiment was awarded the Freedom of York following their service to the city and its people during the severe flooding in 2000. It is expected that the signallers will deploy on operations later this year.
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