Monday, 8 November 2010
Hyde Pays Tribute To The Mercian Regiment 08 November 2010
Heroes March Through Hyde
Hyde gave a fantastic welcome today to the soldiers of the The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), as they marched through Hyde centre this morning to mark their return from a tour of Afghanistan. The troops gathered and prepared for the march past on Travis Street, before parading at 10am. They were led by the Band Of The Prince Of Wales Division. They started off marching along Union Street, Market Street and Manchester Road. Soldiers from the area were then invited into the town hall to meet Tameside mayor, Councillor Jean Brazil who must have felt honoured to be in their company. The soldiers, all members of the 1st Battalion of The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), commanded by Lt Col Andrew Hadfield did Hyde proud today. During their tour in Afghanistan the battalion, which recruits from the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside areas - lost 12 soldiers including Corporal Harry Holmes..
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