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Soldiers' Freedom Parade in Wakefield

Troops from the Yorkshire Regiment will parade through Wakefield city today. The regiment's 3rd Battalion The Rifles - granted the Freedom of the City of Wakefield in 2010 - will be exercising their right to do so.

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Riflemen excercise their Freedom of Wakefield

Members of the 3rd Battalion The Rifles in Wakefield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hundreds of riflemen exercised their Freedom of Wakefield today when they marched through the city to Wakefield Cathedral with rifles at the trail, bugles sounding and bands playing.

Members of the 3rd Battalion The Rifles in Wakefield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Wakefield is a heartland town for 3rd Battalion The Rifles (3 RIFLES), a light role infantry battalion which is normally based in Edinburgh. with many of the soldiers from the Battalion and their families hailing from the town and other parts of Yorkshire.

Members of the 3rd Battalion The Rifles in Wakefield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

They were joined by Territorial Army soldiers from D (Rifles) company, 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers based in Scarborough Barracks in Balby, Doncaster, Army cadets from the Humberside and South Yorkshire Cadet Force and veterans from The Rifles Regimental Association

Civic dignitaries awaiting the arrival of the 3rd Battalion The Rifles in Wakefield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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