VIDEO: Warrington’s heroic military freemen paraded through the town centre as members of the 75 Engineers Regiment exercised their right, as freemen of Warrington, to march through the heart of the town.
The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Karen Mundry, took the salute on the town hall steps and said: “The men and women of the 75 Engineers Regiment have long had a close association with Warrington. We were delighted to bestow upon them our highest honour by granting them the freedom of the borough in 2013.
“We are very proud of the regiment and this was a fantastic opportunity to thank them for the work they do.
The event started with the Commanding Officer asking permission from the Mayor for the regiment to exercise their right as Freemen of the Borough to march through the streets accompanied by the Nottinghamshire Band of The Royal Engineers.
It is the first time the event has taken place since the freedom was warded in 2013 and is scheduled to take place about every five years.