Campaigners trying to save the future of three historic Midlands regiments have been staging protests at war memorials across the region.
The units will disappear under Government plans to cut 20,000 jobs in the army. Thousands have signed petitions calling for the decision to be reversed.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.