The Freedom of Haverhill Parade

Community Sun 6 Oct 2019 3:00PM

Soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment will be given the freedom of the town on Sunday 6 October.

The 1st Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiments, also known as The Vikings, will parade through the town Centre, led by The Royal Artillery Band.

The regiment were granted the Freedom of Haverhill, the town’s highest civic honour, by Haverhill Town Council on 18 June 2019. This ceremonial decree allows the regiment to march through the town with bayonets fixed, drums beating, band playing and colours flying.

The parade will leave from Haverhill Market Square at 3.00pm, process through the Town Centre and back to the Market Square where Haverhill Mayor John Burns will join Senior Regimental Officer Colonel Guy Foden to inspect the troops and take the salute.

The Royal Anglians recruit primarily from counties in Eastern England and are based in Woolwich London. They have recently returned from duty in Afghanistan.

Road closures will be in place in the Town Centre during the day and on Ehringshausen Way, Lordscroft Lane and Hamlet Road while the parade takes place.

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