Sunday, 26 July 2009

Royal Anglian Regiment: a tale of two cities

Soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment were cheered by hundreds of well-wishers when they marched through the streets of two English cities yesterday.

In Peterborough 150 soldiers from 158 (Royal Anglian) Transport Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers) exercised their Freedom of the City when they marched with fixed bayonets and flags flying through the city centre to a parade in front of the Cathedral.

Peterborough Telegraph: Anglian regiment given freedom of the city
Peterborough Telegraph: So much to thank our volunteers for
Peterborough Telegraph: Video- Anglians have freedom of city

Meanwhile 40 miles away in Northampton soldiers from 2 R ANGLIAN and veterans from the county took part in a special parade to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Talavera, a Royal Anglian Regiment battle honour. The occasion also marked the final call to arms of the Northamptonshire Regiment Association which is now disbanding. Hundreds of townspeople turned out to honour the soldiers from the past and the present.

BBC: Talavera March (photo gallery)
Northampton Chronicle: Public line the streets to say farewell to regiment
Northampton Chronicle: Parade is a morale booster after Iraq