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Soldiers march through Gravesend for the first time in four decades

PUBLISHED: 11:42 20 July 2011

Gravesend parade

Gravesend parade

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Thousands cheered and saluted soldiers from the 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment as they marched through Gravesend for the first time in more than 40 years.

The town came to a standstill on Tuesday as veterans, residents, shoppers, workers and young children watched in awe as the military parade left Harmer Street and made its way to the new named Community Square outside the civic centre.

The Welch Regiment last marched through Gravesend to mark the closure of Milton Barracks on May 30, 1969, with their regimental mascot, a goat called Taffy the Third.

See this week’s Reporter out on Thursday for more.


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