Woodbridge: Soldiers from 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) to parade through town

Soldiers at Rock Barracks, Woodbridge are preparing for the Freedom of Woodbridge Parade

Soldiers at Rock Barracks, Woodbridge are preparing for the Freedom of Woodbridge Parade

A Suffolk town is set to welcome back locally based soldiers for what has become a hugely popular show of support.

The 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault), based at Rock Barracks in Sutton Heath, will once again be observe its right to the Freedom of Woodbridge on Friday, June 7.

Soldiers are due to parade through the town from noon, marching with fixed bayonets and accompanied by the Corps of the Royal Engineers Band.

The route will set off from Burkitt Road and move to Market Hill where the Salute will be taken.

Soldiers will then march down New Street, along St Johns Street, turning right onto Thoroughfare, left onto Quay Street and right onto Station Road.


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The parade will be dismissed in the car park by the Deben Swimming Pool.

In the evening following the parade, the 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) will present a Beating the Retreat by the band of the Royal Engineers in Elmhurst Park, Woodbridge. Gates open to the public at 5pm.

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The regiment was given the Freedom of Woodbridge in 2006.

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