Submariners from HMS Vengeance to march through Bury St Edmunds

Commander Neil Lamont receives a scroll of honour from the outgoing Mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Jul

Commander Neil Lamont receives a scroll of honour from the outgoing Mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Julia Wakelam back in May this year. Picture: ST EDMUNDSBURY BOROUGH COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

Bury St Edmunds residents are being invited to attend a parade which will see 100 submariners from HMS Vengeance exercise their freedom of the borough.

Following a 17-year affiliation between the west Suffolk town and HMS Vengeance, the ship and Bury St Edmunds’ sea cadet unit were awarded the borough’s highest civic honour this year.

HMS Vengeance, one of four submarines which form the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrent, became the first Royal Navy squadron to be given the freedom of St Edmundsbury Borough at a special council meeting held in May.

The parade will start from the Abbey Gardens at 2.30pm on Sunday, October 22, and march up Abbeygate Street to Charter Square where the band will play and the mayor, Terry Clements, will inspect the troops before they march back to Angel Hill.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council says everyone is welcome to attend the event, which is an important date in the civic calendar.


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