Soldiers’ homecoming parade in Walsall

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment (The Staffords) will take part in a homecoming parade in Walsall next month to mark the end of their Afghanistan tour of duty.

Troops will march through part of Walsall on Thursday, 1 December ,and local heroes will receive their campaign medals from the Mayor, .oun Garry Perry,

Hundreds of soldiers will be taking part in the parade which gives people the opportunity to show their appreciation for their work in the war zone.

Coun Perry, said: “We are extremely privileged to be able to show our gratitude for the efforts of these young men in circumstances that are unimaginable for most of us.

“The soldiers have faced daily dangers and life-threatening situations with courage and tenacity and have played a major role in helping people to re-build their war-torn country.

“I am particularly honoured to have the opportunity to present campaign medals to our local troops in recognition of their sterling work. “They can all be guaranteed a warm Walsall welcome.”

Residents will be able to line the streets to watch the parade and details of the route, road closures and timings will be announced shortly.

(this is a press release from Walsall Council. Obviously, it isn’t specific to Pelsall, but thought it would be of interest.)

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3 Responses to Soldiers’ homecoming parade in Walsall

  1. Sylvie Turner says:

    I would love to support the Mercia Regiment on the parade in Walsall on 1st December, but I cannot find any reference to the time of day it will take place. Please help. Thank you.

  2. Nicola Rolinson says:

    The parades to welcome home the 3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Staffords) have been anounced. They are as follows –

    Saturday 26th November – Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley) 1100 hrs

    Sunday 27th November – Stafford 1145 hrs

    Monday 28th November – Lichfield 1300 hrs with a Cathedral service at 1400 hrs

    Tuesday 29th November – Tamworth 1030 hrs

    Tuesday 29th November- Burton-upon-Trent 1400 hrs

    Wednesday 30th November – Wolverhampton 1200 hrs

    Thursday 1st December – Walsall 1300 hrs

    The Staffordshire Regiment Museum will he holding a stall the day of the Tamworth parade.

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