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Military might to parade through Worcester streets

214 (Worcestershire) Battery Royal Artillery during last year's parade
214 (Worcestershire) Battery Royal Artillery during last year's parade Credit: MOD

Artillery guns from the last century will be parade through as part of the city's annual Artillery day.

The military might will be joined by reservists from the 214 (Worcestershire) Battery Royal Artillery, who will be staging a freedom parade to celebrate their 150th anniversary and mark the centenary of the First World War.

Regimental light guns will be firing as part of Worcester Artillery Day
Regimental light guns will be firing as part of Worcester Artillery Day Credit: MOD

The 214 Battery is part of the Army's 104 Regiment Royal Artillery, and the Regiment's Commanding Officer, Lt Col Frank Whiting, said:

"I'm sure thousands of Worcester residents will want to greet the volunteer men and women of 214 Battery as they parade through their home city, as part of what I know will truly be a day to remember."

– Lt Col Frank Whiting

The parade starts at midday at City Walls Road, and will arrive at Pitchcroft at 12:40 where visitors can see some of the guns in action.

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Sniffer dog gets awarded

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and Theo in action in Afghanistan
Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and Theo in action in Afghanistan Credit: Ministry of Defence/PA Archive/Press Association Images

An army search dog who died after his handler was killed in Afghanistan will be awarded a posthumous medal today.

Springer spaniel Theo, who trained with Lance Corporal Liam Tasker at RAF North Luffenham in Rutland, will receive the PDSA Dickin Medal, known as the animals' equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

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