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Ceremonial parade for Engineers

Members of 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) march through Woodbridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

Soldiers from a Suffolk army barracks have paraded through Woodbridge to assert their right to the Freedom of the Town.

Members of 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) from Rock Barracks just outside the town were accompanied by the Band of the Royal Engineers. They marched with bayonets fixed and are also taking part in a Beating Retreat ceremony.

Lt Col Jason Hones, Commanding Officer of 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) said it was nice to be able to give something back to the community....

23 Engineer Regiment provides close and general engineer support to 16 Air Assault Brigade. The Regiment is held at a very high readiness and is regularly called upon to deploy on operations across the globe by parachute, helicopter or fixed wing aircraft.

The Regiment consists of two parachute squadrons and a headquarters and support squadron, all of which are air assault capable.

The Band of the Parachute Regiment Credit: ITV News Anglia
The crowds turn out Credit: ITV News Anglia