Mon 27th Jan 2020Tattenhall Online weather - Patchy rain possiblePatchy rain possible 5°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment to exercise its freedom of Chester

Home » News » Regiment to exercise its freedom of Chester
Mercians
Mercian cap badge

An historic military parade takes place in Chester city centre on Saturday, 17 February.

The Mercian Regiment Freedom Parade will see soldiers of 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment exercise their Freedom of the City, granted by Chester City Council on 26 March 2008.

The parade will commemorate the homecoming of the battalion from recent operational tours in South Sudan, Northern Iraq and the Falkland Islands with a Service of Thanksgiving in Chester Cathedral.

The event also marks the anniversary of the Battle of Meeanee, a famous victory won by the regiment's forebears in 1843, and will be the last parade by the battalion before they vacate The Dale Barracks, in Upton, and move to Cyprus in Summer 2018. The battalion has been based at The Dale Barracks since 2014.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been working to keep road closures to a minimum, however a number of the city's key roads will need to close from 9am to noon.

The parade starts at Chester Castle at 10.15am and makes its way to the cathedral for the service at 11am.

At noon, following the service, the Mercian parade will form up outside the cathedral and proceed to Eastgate Street, where the formal Salute will take place, before heading back to Castle at noon.

The Council will ensure that roads will re-open as soon as possible after the event.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

War Heroes
CWaC: Mon 27 Jan 6:15am

Cheshire West and Chester Council is inviting residents to nominate a local war time hero from the borough who is worthy of special recognition.A number of names will be selected from the nominations to be given a unique and permanent tribute, literally, on the streets of the borough. To mark 100 years of Council Housing and the "Homes fit for Heroes" which were...

ICP 2
CWaC: Mon 27 Jan 6:10am

A new online 'one- stop shop' for people living in west Cheshire has been launched. Live Well Cheshire West allows users to search for information on local services for themselves, family members or people they're caring for. The site will help people who are looking for advice or information on all aspects of local life. This might be health, education, housing, transport, care...

IMG_1092
Webteam: Sun 26 Jan 12:48pm

The Cheshire Police Alert team have recently sent out a number of fraud alerts. The four below may be of interest: Fake Amazon emails claiming you have bought a high value item and asking you to confirm bank details Property Finance Fraud, targeting buy to let and those with no mortgage Charitable fraud, where the charity does not exist Vehicle Leasing Fraud, where...