Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Northampton honours its soldiers

Northampton will be hosting a military parade on July 25th to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Talavera. The anniversary is significant for the county as the battle was the Northamptonshire Regiment's most famous victory. The town is using the occasion to honour past and present soldiers from the county. About 100 veterans are expected to take part in the parade together with soldiers from 'C' Company, 2 Royal Anglians (the

successors of the now disbanded Northamptonshire Regiment), who served last year in Iraq.

The day will also sadly witness the disbanding of the Northamptonshire regiment Association.

Maj (Retd) Bill O'Driscoll, Royal Anglian Regiment Association area secretary, said: "This is a timely reminder to the people of Northampton and Northamptonshire of what the Regiment has done for them in the past and what it is going to do for them in the future."

A historic day for the town and for the county.

Northampton Chronicle: Military parade through Northampton