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Last parade for 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh ahead of merger

Battalion march though the Streets of Penarth.

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh have marched for the last time today. In the new year the troops will merge with the 1st Battalion. A parade today in Penarth was led by Taffy the Regimental Goat and the Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh.

The merge of the regiments was announced as part of the Army 2020 structure.

Crowds turn out to watch the soldiers.

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2nd Battalion Royal Welsh freedom parade in Llanelli

The soldiers will march through Llanelli led by 'Taffy' the regimental mascot Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh hold a freedom parade through the streets of Llanelli later.

The parade begins at the Selwyn Samuel Centre at 12 noon and will progress to the Town Hall for an inspection.

Soldiers will then be joined by a contingent of cadets from the Llanelli Company of the Dyfed and Glamorgan ACF, and will march up Church Street, Bridge Street, Thomas Street, Park Street and Stepney Street, before returning to the Selwyn Samuel Centre at around one o'clock.

They will be led by 'Taffy' the regimental mascot, and will be accompanied by the Royal Welsh band.

IN PICTURES: 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh march through Neath

Children waving flags
Families and friends of the regiment were among the hundreds who lined the streets Credit: ITV News
Soldiers lined up
The regiment received the freedom of the borough in 1993 Credit: ITV News
Crowds gathered
Crowds gathered to see the procession Credit: ITV News
Taking the salute
Taking the salute Credit: ITV News
Soldiers marching
Today's march was the first time the regiment had marched through Neath since 2009 Credit: ITV News
Soldiers with knives
The 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh have had a strong connection with Neath for twenty years Credit: ITV News

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