Troops' freedom parade

Freedom parade at Warrington Town Hall Published: Thursday, 20th September 2018

Warrington was alive with colour, flying flags and beating drums, as the borough’s heroic military freemen parade through the town centre.

The 75 Engineers Regiment exercised their right as freemen of Warrington to march through the heart of the town on Saturday, 22 September 2018.

The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Karen Mundry, said: “The men and women of the 75 Engineers Regiment have long had a close association with Warrington. We were delighted to bestow upon them our highest honour by granting them the freedom of the borough in 2013.

“We are very proud of the regiment and this was a fantastic opportunity to see this magnificent regiment in all its glory, and thank them for the work they do.”

The event gets saw the Commanding Officer ask permission from the Mayor for the regiment to exercise their right as Freemen of the Borough to march through the streets with flags flying and drums beating.

Watched by members of the public and local businesses, the Nottinghamshire Band of The Royal Engineers led the regiment from the Town Hall, around the town centre and then back to the Town Hall. Upon return, the Mayor took the salute and inspected the parade.