The Yorkshire Regiment 3rd Battalion will march through Wakefield in July

FREEDOM OF THE CITY FOR YORKSHIRE REGIMENT - With bayonets fixed and Colours flying the Yorkshire Regiment march through Wakefield.

FREEDOM OF THE CITY FOR YORKSHIRE REGIMENT - With bayonets fixed and Colours flying the Yorkshire Regiment march through Wakefield.

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The Yorkshire Regiment 3rd Battalion will march through the city next month.

The battalion, which was granted Freedom of the City in 2010, will arrive in Wakefield in the afternoon of Thursday, July 18.

About 170 serving military personnel will start their parade at the TA Centre, on George Street, at 3.45pm.

They will parade through the city with bayonets fixed, arriving at Wakefield Cathedral for a celebration with the Mayor of Wakefield Coun Brian Holmes.

Coun Peter Box, leader of Wakefied Council, said: “It is a great honour to welcome the Yorkshire Regiment 3rd Battalion The Wellingtons to Wakefield where they have the honour of the Freedom of the City.

“The parade gives us the opportunity to celebrate with them the job being done by British servicemen and women all over the world who are serving on behalf of their country, some sadly paying the ultimate price. This occasion is also a time to remember those who have died or have been injured in the line of duty.”

Mayor of Wakefield, Coun Brian Holmes, added: “Ceremonial parades such as these are symbolic and significant public events and we hope as many people as possible will line the streets to show the troops how much they are appreciated and to give them a warm Wakefield welcome.”

Roads will be closed to accommodate the march and some bus routes will be disrupted.