Troops from 75 Engineers Regiment march through town as Freemen


VIDEO & Pictures by John Hopkins

TROOPS from the 75 Engineers Regiment marched through the heart of Warrington on Saturday exercising their right as Freemen of the borough.

The Peninsula Barracks-based army reservists gathered at Warrington Town Hall before marching through the town centre on Armed Forces Day.

The 75 Engineers Regiment (Volunteers) was granted the Freedom of the Borough in May 2013, in recognition of the long and close association between the council and the regiment.
The Parade marched through Sankey Street, Springfield Street, Palmyra Square North, Rylands Street, Bridge Street, Market Gate, and Sankey Street.

The troops received warm applause from onlookers as they passed through Market Gate as the threat of rain held off.

Upon returning to the Town Hall, the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright, received a salute from the troops and inspected the parade before the presentation of service medals to the regiment.

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The Mayor handing out service medals

The Mayor said: “I’m absolutely delighted to see the 75 Engineers Regiment exercising their prestigious right as Freemen of the Borough to march through our town centre. They are a historic regiment with deep ties to Warrington, and they are a real source of pride for our town.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their rich heritage and their enduring connection to Warrington – and to thank them for the work they do. I look forward to seeing a fantastic turnout and a memorable day for everyone involved.”

The Freedom March takes place every five-six years, the last time being in 2018.
The 75 Engineers Regiment march attracted huge interest on Warrington Worldwide’s TikTok feed with over 25,000 viewings in less than 24 hours!

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Freemen March

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Freemen March

Freemen March

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