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

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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.

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