City to welcome Yorkshire Regiment for Freedom of the City Parade

10/07/2018, PR8841

The Yorkshire Regiment, who were granted Freedom of the City of Wakefield in 2010, will be exercising their right to parade through Wakefield on Saturday 21 July.

The Regiment will march from George Street to the Bull Ring precinct where speeches from dignitaries and an inspection of the troops will start at 1pm.

The Regiment will then parade around the town centre with bayonets fixed, drums beating and Colours flying, led by the Regiment’s band. The parade return to the precinct area for a final march past and salute.

Cllr Peter Box CBE
Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “It is a great honour to welcome the Yorkshire Regiment to Wakefield where they have the honour of Freedom of the City.

“The parade is our opportunity to celebrate our servicemen and women who are serving all over the world and remember those who have been injured or paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty."

Mayor of Wakefield, Cllr Stuart Heptinstall, added: “Please come along to show your support to the Regiment by attending this special occasion and welcome them to our city.”

Roads will be temporarily closed to accommodate the march.

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