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Crowds line streets for Fusiliers

The people of Leamington Spa have come out in large numbers to line the streets and show their support for the 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Young and old alike show support for the Fusiliers Credit: ITV News Central

Almost 200 soldiers are parading through the town as part of a homecoming march, at the end of which the regiment will be granted Freedom of the District.

Local cadets line the streets as part of the parade Credit: ITV News Central

Fusiliers parade in Leamington Spa

Almost 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers are parading through Leamington Spa.

The regiment ahead of the march Credit: ITV News Central

The homecoming march includes The Colours, Corps of Drums and Military Band, and an inspection of the Battalion.

The Fusiliers outside the Town Hall Credit: ITV News Central

At the end of the parade, a ceremonial event will be held at the Town Hall where the regiment will be granted Freedom of the District.

There will be a a civic reception service following the march attending by a number of local and national dignitaries.

Some of the ex-soldiers on the march Credit: ITV News Central

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Lord Mayor of Birmingham supports campaign to save Fusiliers

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham is lending his support to the campaign to save an historic army battalion from falling victim to defence cuts.

Councillor John Lines joined a delegation in Westminster today raising concerns about the proposal to disband the Second Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

The battalion has strong links to the City of Birmingham. Campaigners say they want the decision reversed.

Veterans protest outside Parliament to save Midlands regiment

Hundreds of veterans have been marching past parliament today in protest at defence cuts Credit: ITV Central

Hundreds of veterans campaigning to save an historic army regiment that recruits in the West Midlands have been marching outside the Houses of Parliament today.

The Battalion is under threat because of defence cuts Credit: ITV Central

The Second Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is under threat because of defence cuts. It was previously called the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and has served in every major conflict since 1647.

The Second Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers formally known as Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers Credit: ITV Central

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