Royal Welsh set to march through Penarth town centre
12:01pm Friday 1st November 2013 in Penarth news
ON Saturday, November 9, at 11am, the Royal Welsh will exercise their right as Freemen of the Vale of Glamorgan and march through the streets of Penarth.
They will be led by the regimental band and corps drums and parade from Penarth Police Station down Windsor Road into Stanwell Road.
The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan will take the salute at the junction of Glebe Street and Windsor Road.
In December 2007, the council agreed to grant the Freedom of the County Borough to the Royal Welsh and on February 21 2009 at a ceremony on King Square, Barry, they were conferred with the Freedom and presented with a Freedom scroll.
Major Derek Adams, Assistant Regimental Secretary of the Royal Welsh, said: "It is always a huge honour and privilege for soldiers to be welcomed back to the Welsh villages, towns and cities that they hail from.
"These events are perfect opportunities for us to engage with the communities that have showed us so much support. In the four years since the Freedom of the Vale of Glamorgan was conferred on The Royal Welsh there was been an almost continuous commitment to operations and that commitment has not come without sacrifice.
"When soldiers march through the streets and they see that support from the public they are humbled and very appreciative. We very much look forward to this event."