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By George! A parade for the patron saint

We have seen the arrival of a new Royal baby, it's Shakespeare's birthday and the Queen has just turned 92 - and in addition to all those momentous occasions - it's St George's day.

In Kent today one town staged one of the country's biggest St George's Day celebrations. Sarah Saunders went along to Gravesend where a parade including hundreds of school children marked the day of the country's patron Saint.


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