St George's Day celebrations across the South

We look at how towns and cities are celebrating St George's Day across our region.

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Last time troops will march through Emsworth

Troops marched through Emsworth as part of St George celebrations Credit: Army

Soldiers from 47th Regiment Royal Artillery have marched through the Hampshire town of Emsworth for the last time as they are due to move to Wiltshire.

More than 100 troops turned out for the military parade alongside children from Thorney Island Primary School and veterans from the surrounding area.

The Honorary General presents veterans with the Emsworth Rose Credit: Army

The parade started by the Lord Raglan pub and proceeded to the towns' square where Battery readings took place.

Veterans were then presented Emsworth Roses by the Honorary Colonel, Major General R P M Weighill CBE.

People gathered at windows overlooking the town's celebratory parade Credit: Army

The soldiers were accompanied in their march by the Band of the Rifles who also marched through Emsworth town centre.

The Emsworth roses were presented to veterans Credit: Army


Hampshire town celebrates St George's Day

Emsworth was one of the many towns across our region who celebrated St George's Day today.

Crowds lined the streets to watch veterans and soldiers march with their colours through the historic town.

Around 100 soldiers, veterans and local school children marched to the band's music through Emsworth town centre to celebrate the day of patriotism.

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