Call to line the streets for regiment parade

St Laurence's Church in Chorley

St Laurence's Church in Chorley

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PEOPLE are being urged to line the streets of Chorley town centre early on Saturday, June 6 to watch soldiers from the 3 Medical Regiment march in honour of being awarded the Freedom of the Borough.

Chorley Council will bestow the honour on the 3 Medical Regiment in recognition of the regiment’s close association with Chorley and the service its officers have given to the borough.

The day will begin with a special council meeting, followed by a service at St Laurence’s Church.

The full Regiment will then form up on St Thomas’s Square at 11am where the Mayor of Chorley, Coun Marion Lowe, will then present a Freedom Scroll to them around 11.15am.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “The Freedom of the Borough was last given in 2007 to honour those local men and women who serve in 64 Squadron based at the Barracks in Chorley.

“However, as our local squadron now serves within another Regiment, it is only right that we recognise that Regiment in the same way.”

Motorists are advised to be wary of road closures.