Rohan Worcester had been really looking forward to the Mercian Regiment and Queen’s Royal Hussars Homecoming Freedom Parade today.
They have shared with us some photo’s of the parade. Luckily the weather was good. I recognise that shop!
2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment and the Queen’s Royal Hussars, have just returned from tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Today they were welcomed back to Worcester with a Homecoming Parade through the city centre. Joined by men from Nijmegen Company, The Grenadier Guards, who along with the Mercians, have the freedom of the city. The parade was accompanied by the world famous Band of the Grenadier Guards and the Hussar’s Pipes and Drums who played on the forecourt of Worcester Guildhall prior to the march-past. The troops were followed in the parade by representatives of veterans’ organisations.
In all, over 650 soldiers marched with their regimental colours plus nearly 100 veterans with their own standards. A wonderful sight and one of the largest military parades outside London, and of course it took place only a few days before Armed Forces Day on 30th June.
The troops assemble don Quay Street and South Quay, next to the river, and the parade set off at 11:00 am. The route was Quay Street – Broad Street (Past Rohan Worcester) – High Street – Pump Street – The Shambles – St Swithin’s – Broad Street (Past Rohan Worcester) and back to Quay Street to be dismissed. The parade took approximately 45 minutes.
Worcester Racecourse is hosting a full day of races with musical entertainment and displays of war horses and military vehicles.
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Nigel Mee and the Rohan Worcester Team have featured a fascinating story in the Rohan Worcester shop on Broad Street called The Worcester Book part of a large photography project. Read more on Rohan Worcester and the Worcester Book.